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Frank E. Bolden

(1912-2003)

 
 
Frank E. Bolden Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 13, 2011
1. Frank E. Bolden Marker
Inscription. Distinguished journalist, one of the first two African American accredited correspondents during World War II. He covered the “Buffalo Soldiers” and “Tuskegee Airmen,” reporting from India, Burma, and China. Later, City Editor of the Pittsburgh Courier.
 
Erected 2004 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Buffalo Soldiers marker series.
 
Location. 40° 26.809′ N, 79° 58.067′ W. Marker is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker is on Centre Avenue west of Francis Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Located across from the YMCA in the Hill District of Pittsburgh. Marker is in this post office area: Pittsburgh PA 15219, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Robert Lee Vann (within shouting distance of this marker); Daisy E. Lampkin (approx. 0.3 miles away); Art Blakey (approx. 0.3 miles away); Greenlee Field (approx. 0.4 miles away); Salk Polio Vaccine (approx. 0.4 miles away); Joshua (Josh) Gibson
Frank E. Bolden and Robert Lee Vann Markers image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, March 13, 2011
2. Frank E. Bolden and Robert Lee Vann Markers
Looking east on Center Avenue
(approx. half a mile away); Crawford Grill (approx. half a mile away); Louis Mason, Jr (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pittsburgh.
 
More about this marker. Located down from Robert Lee Vann marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Obituary for Frank Bolden. (Submitted on March 16, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
2. Frank E. Bolden - Behind the Marker. (Submitted on June 29, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
3. Franklin E "Frank" Bolden, Jr. at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on February 20, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. African AmericansMilitary
 
Frank Bolden sitting in front of his typewriter image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, circa 1942
3. Frank Bolden sitting in front of his typewriter
Courtesy: Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 14, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 440 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 14, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on April 29, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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