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04 July 2008

Delisa Newton (1934 - ) nurse, jazz singer.

Born in New Orleans of a Haitian mother and Baptist minister father who left when the child was three.

She transitioned to female in 1965, and was billed as ‘The First Negro Sex Change’.

She worked as a nurse and was also a jazz vocalist.
  • Delisa Newton. “My lover beat me”. National Insider, June 20, 1965: 4-5.
  • Delisa Newton. “Why I could never marry a white man!”. National Insider July 18, 1965: 17.
  • Delisa Newton. “From Man to Woman”. Sepia. 1966.

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