Virginia Honors Sissieretta Jones with Highway Marker

An historical highway marker honoring the great African American soprano Sissieretta Jones, also known as the “Black Patti,” was dedicated Oct. 12, 2014 in Portsmouth, VA, the city of her birth. The marker, issued by the Virginia Department of Historic Resources and...

Rhode Island’s Star Soprano: Sissieretta Jones

The life of Sissieretta Jones (also known as the Black Patti) is highlighted this month in the latest issue of Rhode Island History, a peer-reviewed journal published by the Rhode Island Historical Society. Her picture, which appears on a Black Patti poster owned by...

Sissieretta Jones YouTube Lecture and Mini-Concert

On February 7, 2014, I gave a 30-minute lecture about the famous soprano Sissieretta Jones, also known as the “Black Patti.” It was sponsored by the University of South Carolina Libraries and held at the Thomas Coooper Library on the USC Campus. In...