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Newport News, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Pearl Mae Bailey

Singer - Actress - Scholar

 
 
Pearl Mae Bailey Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., April 29, 2016
1. Pearl Mae Bailey Marker
Inscription. A Native of Newport News - born March 29, 1918. Served as United States Delegate to the United Nations. Awarded First Order of Arts by President of Egypt. Appointed Ambassador of Love by President Nixon. Received the highest civilian honor - Medal of Freedom - from President Reagan for "meritorious cultural endeavors - world peace efforts - and important educational contributions for here country."

In 1985 this branch library was named to honor this outstanding native, Newport Newsian and American.
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Erected 1989 by Newport News Historical Committee.
 
Location. 36° 59.102′ N, 76° 24.785′ W. Marker is in Newport News, Virginia. Marker is on Wickham Avenue. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2510 Wickham Avenue, Newport News VA 23607, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Phillis Wheatley (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ella Fitzgerald (approx. 0.4 miles away); Annie Belle Daniels (approx. 0.4 miles away); Gregory Cherry (approx. half a mile away); James A. Fields House
Pearl Mae Bailey Library and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., April 29, 2016
2. Pearl Mae Bailey Library and Marker
(approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named James A. Fields House (approx. half a mile away); Newport News Pays Tribute (approx. half a mile away); Memorial Design & Concept (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Newport News.
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 133 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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