Falls Church, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Tinner Hill Monument
Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation
Dedicated June 5, 1999
President - Edwin Bancroft Henderson, II
Project Director - David Eckert
Designer - John Ballou
Engineer - Guy Razzi
Architect - Mark Coupard
State Sponsor - Delegate Robert Hull
Funded by a Commonwealth of Virginia Grant, the Wollenbert Foundation, individual donations, the donation of land from International Motors and the City of Falls Church.
(Right Side Plaque): N.A.A.C.P.'s First Rural Branch
In 1915, Falls Church ordered residential segregation. Many African-American homeowners would be forced to move. The colored citizens protective league entered a lawsuit to prevent enforcement of the ordinance and joined the N.A.A.C.P. to become its first rural branch in the country. As a result, the segregation ordinance was never enforced and was rescinded in 1917. The Falls Church Branch helped expand the N.A.A.C.P. into rural Virginia, setting a precedent for the South. Crosses were burned and citizens intimidated, but throughout the rest of the century the people of Tinner Hill preserved and
Location. 38° 52.782′ N, 77° 10.604′ W. Marker is in Falls Church, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Washington Street / Lee Highway (U.S. 29) and Tinner Hill Street, on the right when traveling west on Washington Street / Lee Highway. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Falls Church VA 22046, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tinner Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); Henderson House (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Galloway Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rolling Roads (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Story of Big Chimneys (approx. ¼ mile away); Big Chimneys (approx. ¼ mile away); The Falls Church (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named The Falls Church (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Falls Church.
Also see . . . The Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation. (Submitted on December 15, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • African Americans • Civil Rights •
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