JOHN COLTRANE HOUSE CLEANUP SET FOR SATURDAY, JUNE 15
HIGH POINT, N.C. (June 12, 2019) – High Point leaders and other members of the High Point community will be meeting at 118 Underhill Street on Saturday, June 15 from 9 to 11 a.m. to begin cleanup efforts at the childhood home of legendary and international jazz artist John Coltrane. The cleanup is part of a larger historical effort to educate the community not only about Coltrane’s early life but to recognize the contributions of his family to High Point’s African American community in the early 20th century. The effort is the result of a collaboration with the City of High Point and members of the community resulting in the formation of the Coltrane Project.
Phyllis Bridges, co-chair of the Coltrane Project Oversight Committee, sees a great opportunity with this event.
“This project gives us a chance to educate the public about the contributions of one of the great musical minds of our time and gives the High Point community a sense of the some of the social leaders we had in our City at that time in history”.
This represents the initial efforts of a larger project to renovate the Coltrane home and create a space for public awareness about his family’s contributions.
For more information, please contact Phyllis Bridges at 336.989.0047.