Clippings: Blind Tom Concerts!, 1871

Thomas "Blind Tom" Wiggins (1849-1908) is the earliest known Black artist to visit the Maryland Institute College of Art. He was a slave pianist and autistic savant. The archive has found almost a dozen performances held at the College from 1868-1898. This clipping is a detailed description of Thomas Wiggins via an 1871 advertisement for one his performances in Vermont.

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Citation Information

Blind Tom Concerts! Wed, Feb 8, 1871 - 3. The St. Albans Daily Messenger (Saint Albans, Vermont, United States of America).