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A Headstone for Sissieretta Jones: Presented by Stages of Freedom

Sissieretta Jones, America's first Black opera diva, has been buried in Providence for 85 years in an unmarked grave. After a stellar 28 year international career, she died penniless and all but forgotten. Now, thanks to a fundraising campaign, she will have a headstone she deserves. The stone will have a "memory medallion," the first in the state, that will take visitors via smartphone to a website all about her life and career.

Reception at 5pm; Headstone dedication at 6pm

Admission: Free

Outdoor Event 

Earlier Event: June 9
Tai Chi With Venson Jordan