A young Lorenzo as a performer with the Fuller Concert Company.
Lorenzo on Broadway, late 40s
Lorenzo conducting the orchestra, New York c. 1950s.
The headstone of Lorenzo , Sr. and Effie Fuller, located in the Smithville, Ks. cemetery. Lorenzo, Jr. name is lightly etched between the names of his mother and father. No dates and his body was never returned from New York City after his death.
Lorenzo Dow Fuller, Jr. was a pioneer. He inherited that spirit from his parents, who were Exodusters, freedmen and their children leaving the South for new opportunities in the west. His mother was the first black child to settle n Rooks County, Kansas. Lorenzo came from a musical family that traveled the Midwest as the Fuller Concert Company. A young Lorenzo found his way to New York City and early success, especially in a new field – television. Hear the whole story of this meteoric rise in acclaim of this now unsung trailblazer.