W. C. Handy


Leone Tommasi ( 1903-1965)



A statue of blues legend William Christopher Handy, 1873-1958. Plaque reads “In memory of W. C. Handy; Composer, Music Publisher, Father of the Blues; 1976; Erected by the Association for Study of Afro-American Life and History in Cooperation with the Amoco Foundation, Inc.” This sculpture was cast at the Fuse Marinelli foundry in Florence, Italy.