Nat D. Williams

Nat D. Williams (HM8X1)

Location: Memphis, TN 38103 Shelby County
Country: United States of America

N 35° 8.367', W 90° 3.024'

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In 1948, Nat D. Williams became the first black radio announcer in Memphis when he began broadcasting for WDIA. He was a cofounder of the Cotton Makers Jubilee and is credited with giving the celebration its name. A history teacher in the Memphis City schools, Williams was best known for Amateur Night on Beale Street, which he began in 1935 at the Old Palace Theater. Williams was also a columnist for the Memphis World.
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HM NumberHM8X1
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Marker Number4E 104
Placed ByTennessee Historical Commission
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Date Added Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 8:07pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 768738 N 3892491
Decimal Degrees35.13945000, -90.05040000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 8.367', W 90° 3.024'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 8' 22.02" N, 90° 3' 1.44" W
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Area Code(s)901
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 310-326 Beale St, Memphis TN 38103, US
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