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100 years later, Seattle's first world's fair remembered

Popular entertainers included the Great Dixieland Spectacle, a traveling extravaganza from the South, which included in the back row dancer Zenora Moore and stagehand/roadie Bertram Philander Ross Hendrix, the future grandparents of rock-great Jimi Hendrix. (Moore is eighth from right, directly behind the man with the big drum on the step; Hendrix is sixth from left, with the floppy hat.) Local African-American musicians, however, were shut out of A-Y-P, which hired mostly through a local union that didn't include blacks. Fallout from this ultimately led in 1913 to the formation of a local "Negro Musicians Union." The two unions finally merged in 1958.