Elizabeth Greenfield
(1809-1876)

woman and singer

Died aged c. 67

Elizabeth Taylor Greenfield (1824–March 31, 1876), dubbed "The Black Swan", was an African-American singer considered the best-known black concert artist of her time. She was noted by James M. Trotter for her "remarkably sweet tones and wide vocal compass".

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Elizabeth Taylor Greenfield (1809-1876). Greenfield, who lived here, was one of the 19th century's leading singers, known as the "Black Swan" because of her great vocal range. Her performances were hailed in the U.S. and in England where she sang before the Queen.

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