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Crystal Bird Fauset

 
 
Crystal Bird Fauset Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 25, 2015
1. Crystal Bird Fauset Marker
Inscription. The first Black woman elected to a state legislature in the U.S. Fauset, who lived here, won her seat in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1938. She later served as a Civil Defense race relations advisor under Franklin D. Roosevelt.
 
Erected 1991 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 57.908′ N, 75° 13.676′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on Vine Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5403 Vine Street, Philadelphia PA 19139, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rev. Isaac Leeser (approx. 0.3 miles away); Paul Robeson (approx. 0.7 miles away); American Bandstand (approx. 0.9 miles away); Laura Wheeler Waring (approx. one mile away); Stephen Smith (approx. one mile away); First African Presbyterian Church (approx. 1.1 miles away); African American Baseball in Philadelphia (approx. 1.2 miles away); Wilt Chamberlain (1936-1999) (approx. 1.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Categories. African AmericansCivil RightsPolitics
 
Crystal Bird Fauset Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 25, 2015
2. Crystal Bird Fauset Marker
<i>Mrs. Crystal Bird Fauset, Special Assistant, Office of Civilian Defense</i> image. Click for full size.
By US Office of War Information, Overseas Picture Division, circa 1944
3. Mrs. Crystal Bird Fauset, Special Assistant, Office of Civilian Defense
Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress.
 
 
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