Ada “Bricktop” Smith Legends & Lore Marker Dedication

Saturday, February 15th, 2020 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Alumni Park: 109 Railroad Ave, Alderson, WV 24910

A dedication ceremony for a new Legends & Lore marker commemorating jazz era singer Ada “Bricktop” Smith will be held in Alderson, W.Va., where she was born in 1894. The unveiling will begin at noon on Saturday, Feb. 15 in the community’s Alumni Park. Bricktop was a headliner during the Harlem Renaissance and owned clubs in New York City and Europe. Alderson now holds an annual concert of music from Smith’s era.

Marker Inscription
“BRICKTOP” SMITH
AFRICAN AMERICAN JAZZ ERA
SINGER ADA SMITH, BORN
HERE 1894. HARLEM RENAISSANCE
HEADLINER, OWNED CLUBS
IN PARIS, ROME & NEW YORK.
WEST VIRGINIA HUMANITIES COUNCIL
WILLIAM G. POMEROY FOUNDATION 2019