“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Woodville in Wilkinson County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)

William Grant Still

William Grant Still Marker image. Click for full size.
March 25, 2016
1. William Grant Still Marker
Inscription. The dean of African-American composers and one of the greatest classical musicians in American history, Still was born near Woodville on May 11, 1895. In 1930, Still composed Afro-American Symphony, a blues-influenced work. Troubled Island was his first major opera. By the time of his death in 1978, he had written over 150 compositions.
Erected 1995 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
Location. 31° 6.204′ N, 91° 17.927′ W. Marker is in Woodville, Mississippi, in Wilkinson County. Marker is on Boston Row south of Main Street (Mississippi Highway 24), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located on the Wilkinson County Courthouse grounds. Marker is in this post office area: Woodville MS 39669, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wilkinson County War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Adams (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Woodville Blues (about 300 feet away); Woodville (about 300 feet away); St. Paul's Church
William Grant Still Marker image. Click for full size.
March 25, 2016
2. William Grant Still Marker
(about 700 feet away); The Woodville Republican (approx. 0.2 miles away); Carnot Posey Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); Beth Israel Cemetery (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Woodville.
Also see . . .
1. William Grant Still. Wikipedia (Submitted on April 1, 2016.) 

2. William Grant Still Music. (Submitted on April 1, 2016.)
Categories. African AmericansArts, Letters, Music
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 1, 2016. This page has been viewed 187 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 1, 2016. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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