Sometimes things appear and they may have very little significance but I feel they need to be documented somewhere. I’m constantly making connections from one person to another after many years if research.
Thus is the case with this advertisement for Bruce Forsythe, african american music teacher in New York. You can see he can provide testimonials from Carl Van Vechten, Benjamin DeCasseres and others.
The preceding ad is found on page 55 of The Official Central Avenue District Directory, published in New York in August, 1939. It is almost entirely black owned businesses.