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William Warfield Marker

Marker honors West Helena-born William Warfield, who made his mark as one of America’s greatest operatic baritones and became an international star during a time that offered few opportunities for African American singers.  Warfield is best known for his moving and powerful rendition of “Ol’ Man River” from the Broadway musical "Show Boat" and his lead role in George Gershwin’s opera "Porgy and Bess." A stop on the Arkansas Delta Music Trail: Sounds from the Soil and Soul and the African American Heritage Trail.

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Court Square Park, 600 Block of Cherry Street, Helena-West Helena, Arkansas
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Great River Road & Crowley's Ridge Parkway