PA-087 Francis Johnson (1792-1844)

Marker text: FRANCIS JOHNSON (1792-1844)

"America's first native-born master of music" lived here. A prolific African-American composer. Trumpeter of 1st Troop, City Cavalry. Bandmaster, 128th Regiment, Pa. Volunteer Infantry. He was a major force in early American music; traveled widely.

Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, 1992

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