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Francis Johnson

(1792-1844)

 
 
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By Don Morfe, April 25, 2015
1. Francis Johnson Marker
Inscription. "America's first native-born master of music" lived here. A prolific African-American composer. Trumpeter of 1st Troop, City Cavalry. Bandmaster, 128th Regiment, Pa. Volunteer Infantry. He was a major force in early American music; traveled widely.
 
Erected 1992 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 56.63′ N, 75° 9.1′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on Pine Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 536 Pine Street, Philadelphia PA 19106, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Blackwell House (within shouting distance of this marker); Mother Bethel (within shouting distance of this marker); Mother Bethel A.M.E. Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Free African Society (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lombard Street Riot (about 300 feet away); A.M.E. Book Concern (about 400 feet away); W.E.B. Du Bois (about 500 feet away); Thomas Sully Residence (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Also see . . .  Francis Johnson - Wikipedia. (Submitted on May 6, 2015, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. African AmericansArts, Letters, Music
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 4, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 154 times since then and 43 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on May 4, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
 
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