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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Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Arts, Letters, Music • Civil Rights • Women. A significant historical date for this entry is April 7, 1915.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Street of Royalty (within shouting distance of this marker); African American Politicians (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Henry Highland Garnett School (about 600 feet away); Buy Where You Can Work Campaign & Higher Education (about 700 feet away); Courting Justice (about 700 feet away); Henry Highland Garnet Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bethel A.M.E. Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Creating an African American Neighborhood (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 2, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 370 times since then and 68 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.