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Subject: Gertrude Jeannette, pioneering African-American theater director and actress. Became the 1st female cab driver in New York City in 1942

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The first group of acting students that she taught at the Harlem theater she founded included: Esther Rolle, Isabel Sanford, Rosalind Cash and Sidney Poitier (NT).Saturday, April 07, 11:29:32am
NY Daily News article from 2011 about her first day as a New York City cab driver"No black cabbies allowed downtown, you could only work uptown."Saturday, April 07, 12:11:11pm
According to the HistoryMakers website she was also the first woman licensed to drive a motorcycle in New York City in 1935. (NT)Apparently there were no flies on Gertrude.Saturday, April 07, 12:15:21pm
This lady deserves a New York Times obit. She was a pioneering woman of the city. (NT)Hope she gets some more coverage.Saturday, April 07, 04:29:07pm
Bio ...New York Daily NewsSaturday, April 07, 06:59:53pm
Gertrude talking about her first run in with the KKKVideo linkSaturday, April 07, 07:05:18pm
So sad that not ONE national news source have picked up on the obit/passing, is amazing to me. (NT)Miss Gerturde memorial service is today, confirmed by this reporter.Friday, April 13, 11:58:37am
Verified.NY Times obit and linkSaturday, April 14, 04:14:14pm

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