Odetta (HM1ZGP)

Location: New York, NY 10029 New York County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 47.74', W 73° 56.998'

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Dec. 31, 1930 - Dec. 2, 2008

—1270 Fifth Avenue, Manhattan —

Odetta, born Odetta Holmes, was an influential artist/activist of the civil rights generation. During her 60-year career, she influenced numerous performers, including Harry Belafonte, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez and Janis Joplin. Her signature song was "This Little Light of Mine." Odetta took part in the historic freedom marches of the 1960s in Selma, Alabama, and in Washington, D.C. Martin Luther King, Jr. named her "Queen of American Folk Music." President W. J. Clinton honored her with the National Medal of Arts, saying, "Odetta reminds us all that songs have the power to change the heart and change the world."
Placed ByHistoric Landmarks Preservation Center
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Date Added Thursday, July 6th, 2017 at 9:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 588582 N 4516604
Decimal Degrees40.79566667, -73.94996667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 47.74', W 73° 56.998'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 47' 44.4" N, 73° 56' 59.88" W
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Area Code(s)212, 917, 646
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1270 5th Ave, New York NY 10029, US
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