Washington in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Georgia Douglas Johnson Residence
—African Amerian Heritage Trail, Washington, DC —
1461 S Street, NW
During the 1920s and 1930s, this house hosted a Saturday evening literary salon, welcoming such luminaries as Alice Dunbar Nelson, Angelina Grimké, Langston Hughes, Alain Locke, Kelly Miller, and Jean Toomer. Poet and hostess Georgia Douglas Johnson (1877-1966) graduated from the Oberlin Conservatory before moving to Washington in 1910. Here her writing career flourished, making her a nationally recognized figure of the New Negro Renaissance. Besides poetry, Johnson wrote songs, short stories, plays, and a syndicated newspaper column, "Homely Philosophy." Johnson's husband, attorney Henry Lincoln Johnson, was appointed by President Taft as recorder of deeds for the city in 1912.
Georgia Douglas Johnson, 1920s
Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, Howard University
Erected by Cultural Tourism DC.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Washington, D.C. African American Heritage Trail marker series.
Location. 38° 54.847′ N, 77° 2.057′ W. Marker is in Washington, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is at the intersection of S Street, NW and 15th Street, NW, on the right when traveling west on S Street, NW. Click for map.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. This section of 15th St. (within shouting distance of this marker); John Wesley Cromwell Residence (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Strong Families and Eminent Citizens (about 600 feet away); Todd Duncan Residence (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Magic Place (approx. 0.2 miles away); Charlotte Forten Grimke House (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Shared Neighborhood (approx. 0.2 miles away); At 1740 New Hampshire Ave. (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Washington.
Categories. • African Americans • Arts, Letters, Music • Politics •
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