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Glen Echo Park: Protest Years 1960

 
 
Glen Echo Park Protest Years marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, February 18, 2008
1. Glen Echo Park Protest Years marker
Inscription. On June 30, 1960 local university students and citizens began a sit-in confrontation and picket line to challenge the long-standing segregation policies at the Park. Their efforts succeeded in 1961 when the Park's private owner, Rekab, Inc., finally opened the doors to all races.
Caption of photo in upper left hand corner of marker
The demonstrators included national figures, local residents and student activists.
Caption of photo at bottom center of marker
Gwendolyn Britt at left, was an 18-year-old Howard University student who later became a Maryland state senator.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 38° 58.044′ N, 77° 8.317′ W. Marker is in Glen Echo, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7300 MacArthur Boulevard, Glen Echo MD 20812, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Glen Echo Park: Spanish Ballroom c. 1943 (here, next to this marker); Glen Echo Park: Aerial View c. 1954 (here, next to this marker); Glen Echo Park: Chautaugua c. 1891 (here, next to this marker); Glen Echo Park c. 1930 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Glen Echo Park Yurts (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Trolley Returns to Glen Echo (about 300 feet away but has been reported missing); Trolley Parks In America (about 300 feet away); Glen Echo From Past to Present (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Glen Echo.
 
More about this marker. This picture was taken with Elite Chrome 200 film and scanned into a JPEG file.
 
Categories. African AmericansCivil Rights
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,188 times since then and 128 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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