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Josh White

Josh White
Aliases
Joshua White
Pinewood Tom
Real name
Joshua Daniel White
Born
February 11, 1915
Died
September 5, 1969
Country
United States
IPI
00032828195
00059475442
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Influential blues/folk singer and guitarist. In the 1940s, White was perhaps the closest African-American friend of President Franklin Rossevelt. In the 1950s, White's activism for civil and human rights made him a target of the House Un-American Activities Committee in front of which he testified, denouncing Communism. Although a "friendly" witness, White's testimony led to his blacklisting.
Family
Judy White Daughter
Josh White Jr. Son
Bill White Brother

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