Gertrude "Ma" Rainey Historical

Gertrude "Ma" Rainey Historical (HM1WWE)

Location: Columbus, GA 31901 Muscogee County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 27.373', W 84° 59.699'

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1886 - 1939

—“Empress of the Blues” —

Sang at the Springer Opera House from 1901
until 1925. She was the first black woman
to direct her own band and to record.
Bessie Smith was a purple of "Ma" Rainey.

A Landmark of American Music
Year Placed1983
Placed ByThe National Music Council, Columbus College Bicentennial Committee and Exxon
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Date Added Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 at 9:01pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 688457 N 3592775
Decimal Degrees32.45621667, -84.99498333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 27.373', W 84° 59.699'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 27' 22.38" N, 84° 59' 41.94" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 501 Front Ave, Columbus GA 31901, US
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