Shaw in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Washington Afro-American Newspaper Oﬃce Building
1800 11th Street, NW
—African American Heritage Trail. Washington, DC —
Under the motto “A Champion of Civic Welfare and the Square Deal,” the Afro has advocated for full justice for African Americans – and provided both news and entertainment. In 2011 the paper remained in the Murphy family, and continued to publish from offices on Benning Road, NE.
[Photo caption:]Washington Afro-American Newspaper Office Building. Moorland Spingarn Research Center, Howard University.
Erected 2011 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° 54.854′ N, 77° 1.636′ W. Marker is in Shaw, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on 11th Street, NW near S Steet/Virginia Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20009, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Frelinghuysen University/Jesse Lawson and Rosetta C. Lawson (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Home Away From Home (about 400 feet away); Like a Village (about 500 feet away); Louise Burrell Miller Residence (about 600 feet away); Howard University Sets the Standard (about 600 feet away); Edward “Duke” Ellington Residence (about 600 feet away); “Contraband” to Community (about 700 feet away); The Whitelaw Hotel and “the Duke” (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Shaw.
Also see . . . John H. Murphy, Sr. - Sergeant, Company G, 30th U.S. Colored Infantry; journalist, and founder of the Afro-American newspapers. (Submitted on May 21, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
Additional keywords. "The world's freest press - the Negro press."
Categories. • African Americans • Civil Rights • Communications •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 480 times since then and 82 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.