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Woodville in Wilkinson County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

William Grant Still

 
 
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March 25, 2016
1. William Grant Still Marker
Inscription.  The dean of African-American composers and one of the greatest classical musicians in American history, Still was born near Woodville on May 11, 1895. In 1930, Still composed Afro-American Symphony, a blues-influenced work. Troubled Island was his first major opera. By the time of his death in 1978, he had written over 150 compositions.
 
Erected 1995 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 31° 6.204′ N, 91° 17.927′ W. Marker is in Woodville, Mississippi, in Wilkinson County. Marker is on Boston Row south of Main Street (Mississippi Highway 24), on the right when traveling south. Located on the Wilkinson County Courthouse grounds. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Woodville MS 39669, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Schloss-Rothschild Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Cumbo Variety Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Woodville Hotel
William Grant Still Marker image. Click for full size.
March 25, 2016
2. William Grant Still Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Wilkinson County Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Wilkinson County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Wilkinson County War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); 513 Commercial Row (within shouting distance of this marker); 503 Commercial Row (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Woodville.
 
Also see . . .
1. William Grant Still. Wikipedia (Submitted on April 1, 2016.) 

2. William Grant Still Music. (Submitted on April 1, 2016.)
 
Topics. This marker is included in these topic lists: African AmericansArts, Letters, Music
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 1, 2016. This page has been viewed 227 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 1, 2016. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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