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George Preston Marshall

 
 
George Preston Marshall Memorial, west face Photo, Click for full size
By Richard E. Miller, January 24, 2009
1. George Preston Marshall Memorial, west face
Inscription.
(west face):
[image of George Preston Marshall]

Founder of the Washington Redskins

Pioneer in the National Football League

(east face):
[image of Washington Redskins logo]

The Washington Redskins organized in nation's capital, 1937.

This memorial is a tribute to George Preston Marshall and the Washington Redskins by the Redskin alumni and friends.

 
Erected by Redskin alumni and friends.
 
Location. 38° 53.354′ N, 76° 58.42′ W. Marker is in Southeast, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is at the intersection of 22nd Street, SE and East Capitol Street, SE on 22nd Street, SE. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20002, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. F-16 Fighting Falcon (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); UH-IV Iroquois (about 700 feet away); Clark Calvin Griffith (approx. 0.2 miles away); Whitney M. Young, Jr. Memorial Bridge (approx. mile away); Elbridge Gerry (approx. half a mile away); Historic Congressional Cemetery
George Preston Marshall Memorial, east face Photo, Click for full size
By Richard E. Miller, January 24, 2009
2. George Preston Marshall Memorial, east face
(approx. half a mile away); Heroes of 1814 (approx. half a mile away); General Peterson Goodwyn (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Southeast.
 
Also see . . .  George Preston Marshall. Wikipedia entry. Marshall's insistence that black players not be allowed in the National Football League delayed the integration of the sport by at least a decade. Even in the 1950 when other teams were drafting and signing black players, Marshall refused. Not until 1962, when forced by the Department of the Interior (who administered the stadium where the Redskins played) did Marshall relent. (Submitted on February 1, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.) 
 
Additional keywords. Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium; D.C. Stadium; RFK;
 
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D.C. Stadium dedication marker, Photo, Click for full size
By Richard E. Miller, January 24, 2009
3. D.C. Stadium dedication marker,
at stadium entrance, northeast of Marshall monument.
"Robert Francis Kennedy, 1925 - 1968" Photo, Click for full size
By Richard E. Miller, January 24, 2009
4. "Robert Francis Kennedy, 1925 - 1968"
memorial bust, west of stadium entrance, northwest of the Marshall memorial.
RFK Stadium, Photo, Click for full size
By Richard E. Miller, January 24, 2009
5. RFK Stadium,
the Marshall memorial is located near traffic signal, far right of photo.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,487 times since then and 84 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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