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Pittsburgh in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Robert Lee Vann
(1879-1940)
 
Robert Lee Vann Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Wintermantel, March 13, 2011
1. Robert Lee Vann Marker
 
Inscription. Publisher and editor of the Pittsburgh Courier, 1910-1940. He built it into a preeminent Black weekly, a strong voice for civil rights and economic empowerment. It had its headquarters here. Vann was special assistant to the United States Attorney General from 1933-1935.
 
Erected 1997 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 26.818′ N, 79° 58.05′ W. Marker is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in Allegheny County. Marker is on Centre Avenue near Francis Avenue. Click for map. Located up from Frank E. Bolden marker in the Hill District of Pittsburgh. Marker is in this post office area: Pittsburgh PA 15219, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Frank E. Bolden (within shouting distance of this marker); Daisy E. Lampkin (approx. 0.3 miles away); Art Blakey (approx. 0.3 miles away); Greenlee Field (approx. 0.4 miles away); Salk Polio Vaccine (approx. 0.4 miles away); Joshua (Josh) Gibson (approx. half a mile away); Crawford Grill (approx. 0.6 miles away); John T. Comès (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Pittsburgh.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Pittsburgh Courier. (Submitted on March 16, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Robert Lee Vann and Frank E. Bolden Markers Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Wintermantel, March 13, 2011
2. Robert Lee Vann and Frank E. Bolden Markers
 

2. Robert Lee Vann - Behind the Marker. (Submitted on June 29, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
3. Robert Lee Vann (1879-1940) | The Black Past: Remembered and Reclaimed. (Submitted on July 7, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
4. Robert Lee Vann at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on February 20, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Robert Lee Vann Photo, Click for full size
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3. Robert Lee Vann
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on March 14, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 382 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 14, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on July 7, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
 
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