Washington in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Emma V. Brown Residence
African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC
3044 P Street, NW
Emma V. Brown (1840-1902) was an accomplished poet and the first African American teacher to be employed by the DC Public Schools. Educated at Myrtilla Miner's school on N Street, NW, and at Oberlin College, native Washingtonian Brown opened a private school for neighborhood children here in her home. When in 1864 the city authorized public funds to educate black children, Brown began teaching classes at Ebenezer Methodist Episcopal Church (now Ebenezer United Methodist) on Capitol Hill. Eventually she served as principal at John F. Cook and Sumner Schools.
Erected by Cultural Tourism DC.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Washington, D.C. African American Heritage Trail marker series.
Location. 38° 54.553′ N, 77° 3.649′ W. Marker is in Washington, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on P Street, NW. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3044 P Street, NW, Washington DC 20007, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Presbyterian Congregation in George Town, (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mt. Zion United Methodist Church Parsonage (about 700 feet away); Mount Zion United Methodist Church and Heritage Center, and the Female Union Band Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Colonial (approx. 0.2 miles away); South Lawn (approx. 0.2 miles away); Watching the Flames (approx. 0.2 miles away); Garage (approx. 0.2 miles away); Parrott Ropewalk (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Washington.
Categories. • African Americans • Education •
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