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Matilda Sissieretta Joyner Jones

(1869-1933)

 
 
Matilda Sissieretta Joyner Jones (1869-1933) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 30, 2015
1. Matilda Sissieretta Joyner Jones (1869-1933) Marker
Inscription. Born Matilda S. Joyner in Portsmouth 1869, Sissieretta Jones was a trailblazing African American pioneer of the concert and theatrical stages during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. She studied music at the Providence School of Music and the New England Conservatory in Boston. Jones sang for several U.S. presidents and at the Chicago world’s fair in 1893. While performing with the “Black Patti Troubadours” she always closed each show with brilliant renditions of opera and gospel music. Her popularity spanned the globe, and she received medals and lavish gifts from many foreign heads of state.
 
Erected 2006 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number Q 8-w.)
 
Location. 36° 50.288′ N, 76° 18.32′ W. Marker is in Portsmouth, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of North Street and Green Street, on the right when traveling east on North Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Portsmouth VA 23704, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Emanuel A.M.E. Church (here, next to this marker); Ruth Brown (here, next to this marker); Lincolnsville (within shouting distance of this
Matilda Sissieretta Joyner Jones (1869-1933) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 30, 2015
2. Matilda Sissieretta Joyner Jones (1869-1933) Marker
marker); Saint Paul's School (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); John Luke Porter (about 700 feet away); The Confederate Section (about 800 feet away); Collier's Raid (approx. 0.2 miles away); Watts House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Portsmouth.
 
Also see . . .  Matilda Sissieretta Joyner Jones. Wikipedia (Submitted on June 1, 2015.) 
 
Categories. African AmericansEntertainment
 
The Black Patti, Mme. M. Sissieretta Jones: The Greatest Singer of Her Race. image. Click for full size.
By Metropolitan Printing Company, 1899
3. The Black Patti, Mme. M. Sissieretta Jones: The Greatest Singer of Her Race.
Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 31, 2015, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 203 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 31, 2015, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   3. submitted on June 1, 2015.
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