Contraband Ball

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“A New Year’s Day Contraband Ball at Vicksburg, Miss. The [African Americans] preserve all their African fondness for music and dancing, and in the modified form which they have assumed here have given rise to [African American] dancing and melodies in our theatres, a form of amusement which has enriched many."— Frank Leslie, 1896


Frank Leslie Famous Leaders and Battle Scenes of the Civil War (New York, NY: Mrs. Frank Leslie, 1896)


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