(Pictured above: Sister Rosetta Tharpe at Cafe Society Downtown, c. 1940.)

Morning Show host Brendan Hogan hosted our most recent Zoom event discussing Cafe Society on Thursday, January 18th at 7 PM.

To listen to this event in our Archives please click here. (Video version forthcoming.)

Cafe Society in Greenwich Village NYC, opened in December of 1938. It was one of the country’s first racially integrated night clubs, and is the site where Billie Holiday first performed “Strange Fruit.”

(Pictured: Sarah Vaughan at Cafe Society, credit Jon Milli.)