James A. Bland

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Birthday
22, 1854
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
May 5, 1911 (56)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
22, 1854
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
May 5, 1911 (56)

About

Wrote Carry Me Back to Old Virginny, In the Evening by the Moonlight, O Dem Golden Slippers, and 700 other songs.

Before Fame

He graduated from Howard University in 1873.

Trivia

His song Carry Me Back to Old Virginny was named the official state song of Virginia in 1940, and he was posthumously inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970.

Family Life

He had seven siblings.

Associated With

He attended the same college as Phylicia Rashad.