“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

North Virginia Beach in Virginia Beach, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Pearl Bailey

1918 - 1990


— Newport News —

Pearl Bailey Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 30, 2021
1. Pearl Bailey Marker
Inscription.  President Nixon dubbed her "Ambassador of Love" to the world. "Pearlie Mae" sang with Count Basie and Cab Calloway, starred in the movie version of "Porgy and Bess," won a Tony Award for an African-American version of "Hello Dolly," and received the Medal of Freedom from President Reagan.
Erected 1999 by City of Virginia Beach.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansArts, Letters, MusicEntertainmentWomen. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #37 Richard M. Nixon, the Former U.S. Presidents: #40 Ronald Reagan, and the Virginia Legends Walk series lists.
Location. 36° 50.49′ N, 75° 58.428′ W. Marker is in North Virginia Beach in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Marker can be reached from Atlantic Avenue just south of 14th Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1304 Atlantic Ave, Virginia Beach VA 23451, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. George Mason (here, next to this marker); Richard E. Byrd
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(here, next to this marker); Chief Powhatan (here, next to this marker); Meriwether Lewis (here, next to this marker); Arthur Ashe (here, next to this marker); Claude V. Ricketts (here, next to this marker); Secretariat (here, next to this marker); James P. Lannon (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in North Virginia Beach.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 31, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 31, 2021, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 25 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on January 31, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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Feb. 25, 2021