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Nat D. Williams - 4E 104 - Memphis, Tennessee
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 35° 08.367 W 090° 03.023
15S E 768739 N 3892491
Quick Description: Historical marker commemorating the first black radio announcer in Memphis.
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 2/13/2008 4:52:35 PM
Waymark Code: WM35JD
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Titansfan
Views: 74

Long Description:

Nat D. Williams

In 1948, Nat D. Williams became the first black radio announcer in Memphis when he began broadcasting for WDIA.  He was a co-founder of the Cotton Makers Jubilee and is credited with giving the celebration its name.  A history teacher in the Memphis City schools, Williams was best known for Amateur Night on Beale Street, which he began in 1935 at the Old Palace Theater.  Williams was also a columnist for the Memphis World. ~ text of marker

Marker Name: Nat D. Williams

Marker Location: City

Type of Marker: Person

Marker Number: 4E-104

Group(s) Responsible for placing Marker:
Tennessee Historical Commission


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