(1869-1933)Born Matilda S. Joyner in Portsmouth 1869, Sissieretta Jones was a trailblazing African American pioneer of the concert and theatrical stages during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. She studied music at the Providence School of Music and the New England Conservatory in Boston. Jones sang for several U.S. presidents and at the Chicago world's fair in 1893. While performing with the "Black Patti Troubadours" she always closed each show with brilliant renditions of opera and gospel music. Her popularity spanned the globe, and she received medals and lavish gifts from many foreign heads of state.
|Marker Number||Q 8-w|
|Placed By||Department of Historic Resources|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, May 31st, 2015 at 10:02am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 383607 N 4077711|
|Decimal Degrees||36.83813333, -76.30533333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 36° 50.288', W 76° 18.32'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||36° 50' 17.28" N, 76° 18' 19.2" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 637-699 North St, Portsmouth VA 23704, US|
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