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High Point in Guilford County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

John Coltrane

 
 
John Coltrane Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), April 23, 2021
1. John Coltrane Marker
Inscription.  John Coltrane (b.1926 - d.1967), world renowned jazz saxophonist and composer of the suite "A Love Supreme", lived with his extended family at 118 Underhill St. from 1928-1943. His family was headed by his maternal grandfather, Rev. W.W. Blair, who built the house. Rev. Blair as an ex-slave and outspoken activist who was elected Chowan County Commissioner in 1896 and who later became a presiding elder of the AME Zion Church. In High Point, he led citizen group that lobbied successfully for additional schools for African-American children. John Coltrane owed his stable upbringing and early musical education to his grandfather's efforts.
 
Erected 2019 by City of High Point, North Carolina; The High Point Commemoration Committee for 400 Years of African American History in partnership with the Hayden Harman Foundation and Yalik's Modern Art.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansArts, Letters, MusicChurches & Religion
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Civil Rights. In addition, it is included in the African Methodist Episcopal Zion (AME Zion) Church series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1926.
 
Location. 35° 57.789′ N, 79° 59.627′ W. Marker is in High Point, North Carolina, in Guilford County. Marker is on Underhill Street just north of East Washington Drive, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 118 Underhill St, High Point NC 27260, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. High Point Normal and Industrial Institute (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Mahler Family Promenade (approx. 0.4 miles away); Washington Street Historic District (approx. half a mile away); Washington Terrace Park (approx. half a mile away); Greenhill Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); The Yadkin College Bell (approx. 0.6 miles away); Yadkin College (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in High Point.
 
John Coltrane Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), April 23, 2021
2. John Coltrane Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 20, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 27, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 333 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 27, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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