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Pearl Mae Bailey

Singer - Actress - Scholar

 
 
Pearl Mae Bailey Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., April 29, 2016
1. Pearl Mae Bailey Marker
Inscription.  A Native of Newport News - born March 29, 1918. Served as United States Delegate to the United Nations. Awarded First Order of Arts by President of Egypt. Appointed Ambassador of Love by President Nixon. Received the highest civilian honor - Medal of Freedom - from President Reagan for "meritorious cultural endeavors - world peace efforts - and important educational contributions for here country."

In 1985 this branch library was named to honor this outstanding native, Newport Newsian and American.
W. T. M.

 
Erected 1989 by Newport News Historical Committee.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansArts, Letters, MusicEducationEntertainmentPeaceWomen. 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, Corporation of Newport News series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is March 29, 1918.
 
Location. 36° 59.102′ 
Pearl Mae Bailey Library and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., April 29, 2016
2. Pearl Mae Bailey Library and Marker
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N, 76° 24.785′ W. Marker is in Newport News, Virginia. Marker is on Wickham Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2510 Wickham Avenue, Newport News VA 23607, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Norvleate Downing-Gross (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ella Jane Fitzgerald (about 400 feet away); Phillis Wheatley (about 700 feet away); Ella Fitzgerald (approx. 0.4 miles away); Annie Belle Daniels (approx. 0.4 miles away); Pearl Bailey (approx. 0.4 miles away); James A. Fields House (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named James A. Fields House (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newport News.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 29, 2016, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 298 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 29, 2016, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.

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