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Francis Johnson

(1792-1844)

 
 
Francis Johnson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 25, 2015
1. Francis Johnson Marker
Inscription. "America's first native-born master of music" lived here. A prolific African-American composer. Trumpeter of 1st Troop, City Cavalry. Bandmaster, 128th Regiment, Pa. Volunteer Infantry. He was a major force in early American music; traveled widely.
 
Erected 1992 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 56.63′ N, 75° 9.1′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on Pine Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 536 Pine Street, Philadelphia PA 19106, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Blackwell House (within shouting distance of this marker); Mother Bethel (within shouting distance of this marker); Mother Bethel A.M.E. Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Free African Society (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lombard Street Riot (about 300 feet away); A.M.E. Book Concern (about 400 feet away); W.E.B. Du Bois (about 500 feet away); Thomas Sully Residence (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Also see . . .  Francis Johnson - Wikipedia. (Submitted on May 6, 2015, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. African AmericansArts, Letters, Music
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 117 times since then and 6 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
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