Matilda Sissieretta Joyner Jones

Matilda Sissieretta Joyner Jones (HM1KTG)

Location: Portsmouth, VA 23704
Country: United States of America
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N 36° 50.288', W 76° 18.32'

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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 NumberQ 8-w
Year Placed2006
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, May 31st, 2015 at 10:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 383607 N 4077711
Decimal Degrees36.83813333, -76.30533333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 50.288', W 76° 18.32'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 50' 17.28" N, 76° 18' 19.2" W
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Area Code(s)757
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 637-699 North St, Portsmouth VA 23704, US
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