Alabama Bronze Map

A Guide to the Images of the Bronze Map on the Lawn of the Alabama Department of Archives and History

image from Bronze Map: W. C. Handy Plays the Blues'


80. W. C. Handy Plays the Blues

Florence, Lauderdale County


Musician and composer W. C. Handy, known as the "Father of the Blues," was born in Florence in 1873. Some of his famous works include the Memphis Blues and the St. Louis Blues.