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Thank You to Our GoFundMe Sissieretta Jones Headstone Campaign Donors

Maureen & John Lee

Ray Rickman

Patricia Hughes

Ann Addy

Laurie Amat

Mary Clark

William Dilworth

Christopher Moore

Mary-Louise Gill

Pamela MacColl

Maria Barlow

Victoria Rogers

Carrie Drake

Jennifer Borman

Tayo Heuser

Gino Francesconi

Rick Richards

Patrick Conley

Heritage Harbor Foundation

RI Heritage Hall of Fame

Ruth Landow

Patrick and Marcia Mattingly

Mary Louise Gill

John West

Jeff Davis

RI Music Hall of Fame

Jonathan Bell and Sarah Zurier

Quenby Hughes

James DeStout

Teresa Coffman

Cyn Donnelly

Cynthia Lawson

Daniel and Christine Lilley

John Davis

Rebecca Rex

Tom Maguire

Dori O'Sullivan

Sharon Waters

Bil Herron

Sarah Gleason

Jane Miller

Peter and Abby Ribbans

Elizabeth Davis

Andrew Grover

Melissa Trapp

Brian Heller

Richard Ivey

Lorne Adrain

Emily Burns

Kathleen McCabe

Andrew Rosenzweig

Paul Jacobs

Gayle Gifford

Donna Matthews

Peter D'Orsi

Lise Iwon

Marilyn Decker

Gayle Corrigan

Nadia Orton

Sue Cory

Mary Densley

Carol Terry

Catherine Hurst

Maria Elena Rodriguez

Deirdre Bird

Thea Ernest

Charles & Linda Newton

Myrth York

Susan Waddington

Hilary Jones

Berne Greene

Elizabeth Butler

Shannon Wittwer

Rich Medicke

Dan Pegg

Susan Poor

Marilyn Eanet

Bill Woodruff

Mark Wentling

Alexandra Broches

Trina Sobotka

Dr. & Mrs. Robert P. Davis

Pamelee M. Murphy

Rachel E. Peirce

Patricia Birkes

Grace Episcopal Church

Gonzalo Cuervo

Angela Skellington-Bice

Rose Weaver

Rachel Greene

Leslie Moore

James DeStout

Sabina Matos

Rich Medicke

Noelle LaCorbiniere

Barnaby Evans

Patricia Mason

Valerie Tutson

Rhode Island Black Storytellers

Naomi Brown

Roseanne Camacho

Jeff Davis

E. Smith

David Ames

Caleb Horton

Sophia Pierre

Judens PIerre Jr.

Michelle Davidson

Lavonne & Donald Lopes

Cheryl Albright

Leilani DaRosa

Giselle Darosa

Delilah DaRosa

Darrian DaRosa

Dawn Kerr

Ellen Schlaefer

Ruth Landow

Stephanie Benedetti

Stephen Borkowski

Maia Farish

Doug Victor

Nirva Lafortune

Kate Woodhouse

William J. Trezvant

Grace Diaz

Marjory O'Toole

Elizabeth Francis

Sylvia Ann Soares

Adina Williams

Nirva Lafortune

America's First Black Diva: Sissieretta Jones at 150


2018 marks the 150th Anniversary of Sissiretta Jones. As America's first Black opera superstar and a resident of Providence, Jones left an indelible mark on our city, the nation, and the world that is only now being recognized and appreciated. See below for the events of her three day national celebration.

America's First Black Diva: Sissieretta Jones at 150

Funded by:




Herman Rose Civic & Cultural Media

Access Fund 


Richard & Sharon Jenkins

Mildred Nichols

Maureen & John Lee

Ira & Susan Magaziner

Click below to Register for the

free Keynote & Reception at 

Providence Athenaeum

251 Benefit Street

Friday, June 8 @5pm

Seating is Limited





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