Augusta in Richmond County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
International Opera Star and Humanitarian
Miss Norman, also known as a benefactor of numerous causes and organizations both artistic and humanitarian, will always be cherished as a true daughter of Augusta, Georgia.
Erected by City of Augusta.
Location. 33° 28.728′ N, 81° 57.962′ W. Marker is in Augusta, Georgia, in Richmond County. Marker is on River Walk near 9th Street, on the right. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Augusta GA 30901, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. The Great Fire of 1916 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Industrial Heritage (about 500 feet away); Indians (about 500 feet away); De Soto In Georgia (about 600 feet away); Great Indian Warrior / Trading Path (about 700 feet away); Cotton (about 700 feet away); Founding of Augusta (about 700 feet away); Floods (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Augusta.
Regarding Jessye Norman. Miss Norman became the youngest recipient of the United States Kennedy Center Honor in 1997.
Also see . . . New Georgia Encyclopedia entry for Jessye Norman. She made her U.S. debut at the Hollywood Bowl as Aida. (Submitted on August 7, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Categories. • African Americans • Arts, Letters, Music • Charity & Public Work • Notable Persons •
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