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Ernestine McClendon

First Black talent agent in America


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Ernestine McClendon was an American actress, comedian, activist, talent agent, and entrepreneur. She was the first Black talent agent, and the talent agent to represent Black talent. Her career spanned the latter half of the 20th century.

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Columbia University

Private Ivy League research university in New York City

Virginia State University

College in Virginia, United States