1897-1993In 1939, after the contralto was refused the use of Constitution Hall by the D.A.R. because of her race, she sang at the Lincoln Memorial for an audience of 75,000. The first African American to perform at The White House (1936), and to be a permanent member of the Metropolitan Opera Company (1955), lived here from 1958 to 1975. During that time, she served as an alternate delegate to the United Nations (1958).
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|Placed By||Historic Landmarks Preservation Center|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, October 10th, 2016 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 588330 N 4516107|
|Decimal Degrees||40.79121667, -73.95301667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 47.473', W 73° 57.181'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 47' 28.38" N, 73° 57' 10.86" W|
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|Area Code(s)||212, 917, 646|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling North|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1200 5th Ave, New York NY 10029, US|
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