Black History Spotlight

Black History Spotlight: Thomas Wiggins

Thomas "Blind Tom" Wigginsvia Wikimedia Commons


Black History Spotlight: Thomas Wiggins

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February 23, 2018

Thomas "Blind Tom" Wiggins was the first African American musician to officially play at the White House. Wiggins was considered a musical genius; he could play difficult works by the likes of Bach and Chopin after hearing them a single time. He was known to gross $50,000 a year in concert revenue.