Cole was an American musician who first came to prominence as a jazz pianist. He owes most of his popular musical fame to his soft baritone voice, which he used to perform in big band and jazz genres. In 1956, Nat King Cole became the first African American performer to host a variety television series, and for many white families, he was the first Black man seen in their living rooms each night. He has maintained worldwide popularity since his death in 1965.
ArtifactNat King ColeCollectionThe Great MigrationThe African American Museumat the England ManorShare