Union Local 471 American Federation of Musicians

Union Local 471 American Federation of Musicians (HM12EQ)

Location: Pittsburgh, PA 15219 Allegheny County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 26.586', W 79° 59.244'

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Organized in 1908, this local was one of the first African American musicians unions in Pennsylvania. Pittsburgh was at the forefront of the jazz world in the mid-20th century, and jazz greats Mary Lou Williams, Art Blakey, Ray Brown, and George Benson, among others, were members. A controversial merger with the white union local in the 1960s ended one of the oldest black union organizations in the United States. Headquarters was nearby, 1940-1954.
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HM NumberHM12EQ
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Year Placed2012
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
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Date Added Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 10:06am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 585874 N 4477431
Decimal Degrees40.44310000, -79.98740000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 26.586', W 79° 59.244'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 26' 35.16" N, 79° 59' 14.64" W
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Area Code(s)412, 724
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 271-355 Crawford St, Pittsburgh PA 15219, US
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