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Jack and Jill of America Foundation

 
 
Jack and Jill of America Foundation Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 23, 2015
1. Jack and Jill of America Foundation Marker
Inscription. Founded 1938 by Marion Turner Stubbs, Lela Jones, and nine other African-American mothers of middle-class families to provide activities for their children despite racial segregation. The local chapter-first in the U.S.-formerly met here.
 
Erected 1992 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 56.425′ N, 75° 10.181′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on Christian Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1605 Christian Street, Philadelphia PA 19146, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First African Baptist Church (here, next to this marker); John C. Asbury (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Christian Street YMCA (about 600 feet away); Mercy Hospital (approx. 0.2 miles away); Union Local 274, American Federation of Musicians (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tindley Temple (approx. 0.2 miles away); Philadelphia Tribune (approx. 0.3 miles away); Marian Anderson (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Categories. African AmericansCharity & Public WorkEducation
 
Jack and Jill of America Foundation image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 23, 2015
2. Jack and Jill of America Foundation
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 196 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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