America's First Great Black Comedian - Billy Kersands
— 317 Bowery —You are standing at the former site of Alexander's Musee, a popular dime museum that in 1886 presented the singer/dancer/acrobat/musician/comedian Billy Kersands, the first African American performer to achieve nationwide popularity with White as well as Black audiences. Though controversial because of his minstrelsy roots, his fame and status as a headliner helped forge the emergence of African American performers in mainstream entertainment.
|Placed By||Bowery Alliance of Neighbors|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, July 20th, 2019 at 11:01am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 585127 N 4508755|
|Decimal Degrees||40.72533333, -73.99198333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 43.52', W 73° 59.519'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 43' 31.2" N, 73° 59' 31.14" W|
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