Minnie G. Brown

(1872–1956) During her time as the lead soprano soloist at St. Mark's M.E. church, Minnie was dubbed the "human mockingbird." The Empire State Federation (Suffragist) Member sang "By The Waters of Babylon" to eulogize the death of Harriet Tubman. Minnie founded the Musical School Settlement for Colored Children in Harlem and helped organize black musicians, serving as the president of the local musicians' branch of the National Association of Negro Musicians.

Maple Grove New Cemetery (also known as New Maple Grove Cemetery)

210 Main Street, Hoosick Falls, NY 12090

Rensselaer County

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