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Colonial Village in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Frank D. Reeves

7760 16th Street, NW

 

—African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC —

 
Frank D. Reeves Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, June 22, 2009
1. Frank D. Reeves Marker
Inscription. Frank D. Reeves (1916–1973), a lawyer and civil rights activist, was part of the team that shaped the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court case outlawing school segregation. He advised Senator John F. Kennedy on minority affairs during the 1960 presidential campaign, then joined the Howard University School of Law faculty. At the same time Reeves served as legal counsel to the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and helped negotiate the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom as well as the Poor People’s Campaign of 1968. The municipal building at 14th and U streets, NW, built in 1986, was named in Reeves’s honor. Reeves and his family moved to this house in 1961.
 
Erected by Cultural Tourism DC, funded by the DC Historic Preservation Office.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Washington, D.C. African American Heritage Trail marker series.
 
Location. 38° 59.133′ N, 77° 2.191′ W. Marker is in Colonial Village, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on 16th Street near Kalmia Road, NW, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7760 16th Street NW, Washington DC 20012, United States of America.
 
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Frank D. Reeves Residence image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, June 22, 2009
2. Frank D. Reeves Residence
This is the view from 16th Street. The marker is located on the lawn of the house just to the photographer's right in this view.
8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Blair Mansion: Silver Spring / Blair Station Post Office (approx. 0.4 miles away in Maryland); Original Federal Boundary Stone NE 1 (approx. half a mile away); Blair House (approx. half a mile away in Maryland); Early's Raid on Washington (approx. half a mile away in Maryland); Silver Spring B & O Railroad Station (approx. half a mile away in Maryland); Silver Spring Armory 1914 (approx. half a mile away in Maryland); The Silver Spring (approx. half a mile away in Maryland); Silver Spring Shopping Center (approx. half a mile away in Maryland).
 
Also see . . .  Frank D. Reeves Residence. “In the 1950s he worked with Thurgood Marshall, James Nabrit, and others on the battle to desegregate public schools. He was the first African American chosen to sit on the DC Board of Commissioners, the three-man panel that ran the city from 1874 until limited home rule was instituted in 1967. He declined the appointment. In 1960 Reeves became the first African American member of the Democratic National Committee.” (Submitted on July 21, 2009.) 
 
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Frank D. Reeves Residence image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, June 22, 2009
3. Frank D. Reeves Residence
This is the view from Kalmia Road.
 
 
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