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February 23, 2019
1:00 PM
Marietta House Museum
5626 Bell Station Road
Glenn Dale, MD 20769
301-464-5291; TTY 301-699-2544
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African-American Women in Music Lecture Series: 'The Music of Portia Washington Pittman'

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Light refreshments will be served during a meet and greet following the program.

Portia Washington Pittman, 1883-1978, was the oldest and only daughter of Booker T. Washington. She had become an accomplished pianist by age 10 and completed her college degree in music at Bradford Academy in Massachusetts. October 1907, she married architec William Sydney Pittman, and settled with him in Fairmount Heights, Prince George’s County, Maryland.

The Pittman family moved to Dallas Texas in 1913, and Portia began teaching music in a Dallas high school named for her father. After retirement, she devoted herself to recognition of her father’s place in history, and died in Washington, D.C., in 1978.

Age: All ages are welcome