Lucile Barrow Turner

Lucile Barrow Turner (HM1YYI)

Location: Lynchburg, VA 24504
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 24.673', W 79° 8.281'

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'Cile Turner, a Southside Virginia native who
resided near Lynchburg, championed African
American folk music during her 50-year career
as a composer, folklorist, and performer. A
white, affluent, married woman, she transcended
social norms as she traveled throughout the South
to perform and learn work songs, dance tunes,
lullabies, and spirituals. In 1930 she gained
national recognition as star of the Craddock-Terry
Shoe Company's weekly radio program on NBC.
She later promoted African American folk music
through studio recordings and television appearances. Her casual, engaging manner and her
respectful treatment of the music won praise
from both black and white audiences.
Year Placed2015
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, June 16th, 2017 at 5:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 664783 N 4142118
Decimal Degrees37.41121667, -79.13801667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 24.673', W 79° 8.281'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 24' 40.38" N, 79° 8' 16.86" W
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Area Code(s)434, 540
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1323 Commerce St, Lynchburg VA 24504, US
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