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Chattanooga in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Roland Hayes

1887-1977

 
 
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By Darren Jefferson Clay, February 6, 2021
1. Roland Hayes Marker
Inscription.  Tenor Roland Hayes received his first musical training in the choir of Monumental Baptist Church, Chattanooga. He went on to become a principal soloist with the Fisk Jubilee Singers, and to sing classical music and spirituals in concerts throughout the world. In 1923, Hayes became the first Negro classical singer to perform at Carnegie Hall. His long and successful career paved the way for other black artists.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2A 85.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansArts, Letters, MusicChurches & ReligionEntertainment. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list.
 
Location. 35° 2.103′ N, 85° 13.526′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on Woodmore Lane just south of Drummond Lane, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 901 Woodmore Ln, Chattanooga TN 37411, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this
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By Darren Jefferson Clay, February 6, 2021
2. Roland Hayes Marker
marker, measured as the crow flies. Mary Walker (approx. 1.3 miles away); Hindman's Division (approx. 1.6 miles away); 59th Ohio Infantry (approx. 1.6 miles away); Samuel Beatty's Brigade (approx. 1.6 miles away); Dent's Alabama Battery (approx. 1.6 miles away); Baird's Division (approx. 1.6 miles away); 13th Ohio Infantry (approx. 1.6 miles away); 17th Ohio Infantry (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chattanooga.
 
Monumental Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By Darren Jefferson Clay, February 6, 2021
3. Monumental Baptist Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 6, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 6, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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