Ella Sheppard (Moore)

Ella Sheppard (Moore) (HM16GI)

Location: Nashville, TN 37208 Davidson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 9.97', W 86° 48.185'

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1851 - 1914

Ella Sheppard, an original Fisk Jubilee Singer, lecturer and teacher, was born on February 4, 1851. She entered Fisk in 1868, and was selected to join the group of nine singers that set out on October 6, 1871 to raise funds to save the school. She also served as pianist and assistant director for this group which introduced spirituals to the world. After seven years, the Singers had raised $150,000 and brought the cause of Black education to the attention of millions. Her home stood on this site
HM NumberHM16GI
Marker Number3A 142
Placed ByTennessee Historical Commission
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Date Added Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 7:33pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 517710 N 4002396
Decimal Degrees36.16616667, -86.80308333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 9.97', W 86° 48.185'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 9' 58.20" N, 86° 48' 11.10" W
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Area Code(s)615
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 926 17th Ave N, Nashville TN 37208, US
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