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Lynchburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Lucile Barrow Turner

(1895–1979)

 
 
Lucile Barrow Turner Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 8, 2017
1. Lucile Barrow Turner Marker
Inscription. ’Cile Turner, a Southside Virginia native who resided near Lynchburg, championed African American folk music during her 50-year career as a composer, folklorist, and performer. A white, affluent, married woman, she transcended social norms as she traveled throughout the South to perform and learn work songs, dance tunes, lullabies, and spirituals. In 1930 she gained national recognition as star of the Craddock-Terry Shoe Company’s weekly radio program on NBC. She later promoted African American folk music through studio recordings and television appearances. Her casual, engaging manner and her respectful treatment of the music won praise from both black and white audiences.
 
Erected 2015 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number Q-6-36.)
 
Location. 37° 24.673′ N, 79° 8.281′ W. Marker is in Lynchburg, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Commerce Street and Horseford Road and Main Street, on the left when traveling south on Commerce Street. Touch for map. It is at the small parking lot in front of the Craddock Terry Hotel, formerly the Craddock-Terry Shoe Company factory. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1312 Commerce St, Lynchburg VA 24504, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Lucile Barrow Turner Marker at the Craddock-Terry Hotel image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 8, 2017
2. Lucile Barrow Turner Marker at the Craddock-Terry Hotel
The Craddock-Terry Shoe Company factory building has been converted into a boutique hotel.
are within walking distance of this marker. Lynchburg History (within shouting distance of this marker); Luke Jordan, Blues Pioneer (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Lynchburg History (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Lynchburg History (approx. 0.3 miles away); Civil War Lynchburg (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Lynchburg History (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lynchburg Civil War Hospitals (approx. 0.3 miles away); Point of Beginning (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lynchburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Lynchburg historic Marker to honor ’Cile Turner. 2016 article by Sherese A. Gore in the Lynchburg The News & Advance. “Turner was an affluent white woman, “but to hear her sing, she sounded African American and her music is all based on African-American songs, lullabies and traditions,” said Jane Baber White, sponsor of the marker. ‘I think one of the most fascinating things is that she was respected and admired by both races back in a time when that wasn’t normal,’ she said.” (Submitted on June 16, 2017.) 

2. Cile Turner - Crap Shootin’ Sinner. Listen to this track from her “Makin’ Glory” album on last.fm. (Submitted on June 16, 2017.) 
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainment
 
LOVEwork Shoe by Paul Clements image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 8, 2017
3. LOVEwork Shoe by Paul Clements
Eight feet tall with two bench seats inside.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 16, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 45 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 16, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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