Portia Marshall <I>Washington</I> Pittman

Portia Marshall Washington Pittman

Birth
Tuskegee, Macon County, Alabama, USA
Death 26 Feb 1978 (aged 94)
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Burial Tuskegee, Macon County, Alabama, USA
Memorial ID 7617594 · View Source
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Only daughter of famed Black educator Booker T. Washington and Fanny (Smith) Washington. She was the first child born on the campus of Tuskegee (Ala.) Institute, which her father founded . From Wellesley (Mass.) College, she followed her love of music to the University of Berlin in Germany where she studied under a student of Franz Liszt. For 25 years she directed the Tuskegee choir and taught music in her home. One of her students was Dorothy James, wife of General Chappie James.


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  • Created by: Deleon Todd
  • Added: 25 Jun 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7617594
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Portia Marshall Washington Pittman (6 Jun 1883–26 Feb 1978), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7617594, citing Tuskegee University Campus Cemetery, Tuskegee, Macon County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by Deleon Todd (contributor 46567870) .