African American musicians
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Identifier: AMN 1160
Abstract Captain William Louis Gailliard (b. 1908) was born and raised in Charleston, SC, and married to Priscilla Bonaparte Gailliard (1908-1997), who had at least three children together. For several years, he was a member of the Royal Sultans Orchestra, who were the first Black band to play on Folly Beach, SC. Ending the band in the early 1950s, he became an auxiliary fireman, and became a fire captain in the 1970s. He passed away in 1999. This collection largely contains a series of photographs...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1956-1976; 1935-1980