Billie Holiday Monument.
Billie Holiday 1915-1959-Mom and Pop were just a couple of kids when they got married. He was eighteen and she was sixteen and I was three-God Bless the Child.
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Billie Holiday Born Ellanora Harris, in Philadelphia, PA April 7, 1915, Rose from the depths of poverty and racial injustice that has characterized the African American experience. To achieve world-renown as a great jazz singer.
This monument acknowledges lady day as a socially relevant artist who served suffering as well as beauty through her songs. As she was heard on the stage of the historic Royal Theater in Baltimore the city of her youth.
Dedicated April 7m 1955-Mayor William Donald Schafer-Rededicated July 17, 2009 the 50th anniversary of Billie Holiday’s Ascension-Mayor Sheila Dixon & the citizens of Baltimore.
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Location. 39° 18.067′ N, 76° 37.925′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is at the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and West Lafayette Avenue on Pennsylvania Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baltimore MD 21217, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker
Categories. • African Americans • Arts, Letters, Music • Civil Rights •
Credits. This page was last revised on March 2, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 2, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 123 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 2, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.