New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Dec. 31, 1930 - Dec. 2, 2008
—1270 Fifth Avenue, Manhattan —
Erected by Historic Landmarks Preservation Center.
Marker series. This marker is included in the New York City Historic Landmarks Preservation Center Cultural Medallions marker series.
Location. 40° 47.74′ N, 73° 56.998′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and East 108th Street, on the left when traveling south on Fifth Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1270 Fifth Avenue, New York NY 10029, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Clinton: On Top of Manhattan (about A View From the Road (about 600 feet away); Before There Was a Park (about 700 feet away); Mount Saint Vincent (about 800 feet away); J. Marion Sims, M.D., L.L.D. (was approx. ¼ mile away but has been reported permanently removed. ); The New York Academy of Medicine (approx. ¼ mile away); Marian Anderson (approx. 0.3 miles away); Arthur Brisbane (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
Also see . . .
1. Odetta, Voice of Civil Rights Movement, Dies at 77 (NYT, Dec. 3, 2008). Odetta, the singer whose resonant voice wove together the strongest songs of American folk music and the civil rights movement, died on Tuesday in Manhattan. She was 77.... (Submitted on July 6, 2017.)
2. HLPC, Cultural Medallion, Odetta, 2012 - (YouTube, 55 min.). Video of the marker dedication. (Submitted on July 6, 2017.)
3. The Last Word: Odetta (YouTube, NYT, 7 min.). (Submitted on July 6, 2017.)
4. Odetta - Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child (YouTube, 2:21). From the album 'Odetta at Carnegie Hall' (1963) Odetta accompanying herself on guitar with Bill Lee on string bass; Choir from Church of the Master; Director, Dr. Stent. (Submitted on July 6, 2017.)
Categories. • African Americans • Arts, Letters, Music • Civil Rights • Women •
Credits. This page was last revised on July 6, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 6, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 115 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 6, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.