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Thomas W. Talley

 
 
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By R. E. Smith, September 2, 2007
1. Thomas W. Talley Marker
Inscription. Recognized during his lifetime primarily as a chemist, teacher, and administrator at Fisk University, Thomas W. Talley (1870- 1952) was also Tennessee's first African-American folklorist. A native of Bedford County, he began collecting folk songs about 1900, and published many of them in Negro Folk Rhymes in 1922. Later, he compiled the state's first collection of Black folk tales, Negro Traditions. Talley was also a skilled singer and composer.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3A 137.)
 
Location. 36° 10.036′ N, 86° 48.297′ W. Marker is in Nashville, Tennessee, in Davidson County. Marker is on 18th Avenue North. Touch for map. Marker is on the grounds of Fisk University. Marker is in this post office area: Nashville TN 37208, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Talley-Brady Hall (a few steps from this marker); Academic Building At Fisk University (within shouting distance of this marker); Cravath Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Hulda Margaret Lyttle (within shouting distance of this marker); Fisk Memorial Chapel
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By R. E. Smith, September 2, 2007
2. Thomas W. Talley Marker
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Little Theatre (about 300 feet away); The Harris Music Building (about 300 feet away); Meharry Medical College (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Nashville.
 
Also see . . .  Behold that Star. An Original Jubilee Carol by Thomas Washington Talley (Submitted on January 26, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. African AmericansArts, Letters, MusicEducationNotable PersonsScience & Medicine
 
Thomas W. Talley Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith, September 2, 2007
3. Thomas W. Talley Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 4, 2008, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,879 times since then and 30 times this year. Last updated on February 18, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 26, 2008, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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