Newport News, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Annie Belle Daniels
Madam Annie B. Daniels is known for her untiring humanitarian service and her contributions to the general welfare of the city. Her persuasiveness in working with people of various backgrounds has created greater understanding among diverse groups. She has been a tireless fund-raiser for local charities and civic organizations, often denying herself to offer assistance.
Being a woman of strong courage, she founded and built the Madam Daniels School of Beauty Culture with an abiding faith and limited resources. Madam Daniels and her school have prepared thousands of citizens for productive lives. Many of her students who otherwise would not have had the opportunity have become skilled professionals. Madam Daniels has been ad advocate for young people, especially those with special needs. She has used the principles of beauty culture to inspire them toward personal development and upward mobility.
Erected by Corporation of Newport News, Virginia.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkEducation • Women. In addition, it is included in the Virginia, Corporation of Newport News series list.
Location. 36° 59.406′ N, 76° 24.49′ W. Marker is in Newport News, Virginia. Marker is on Chestnut Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2905 Chestnut Ave, 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. Pearl Bailey (within shouting distance of this marker); The Brown Center (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Winfield-Jones House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Newsome House (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named The Newsome House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Phillis Wheatley (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Clark Oak (approx. 0.4 miles away); Confederate Dead (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newport News.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 27, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 30, 2016, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 439 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 30, 2016, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.