Ida Mae Dubois was born in Wilmington, North Carolina, March 10, 1928. As she told it, on the day she was born a song was playing on the radio, and when Catherine Dubois; her mother, and Willie Shuford, her father heard the song that was how she was named. The song was, "Ida Sweet as Apple Cider." She unwittingly took part in the history of African Americans. She was part of the northern migration of southern blacks, that sought better opportunities outside of traditional southern labor. Th...
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