Foggy Bottom in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
A Bench By The Road
The Bench by the Road Project was launched by the Toni Morrison Society in honor of Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison. This Bench is placed in recognition of the racial integration of Lisner Auditorium. On October 29, 1946, the opening night of the play Joan of Lorraine as the first commercial theater production in the Lisner Auditorium, the building was surrounded by protesters and picket lines. The protests were inspired by lead actress Ingrid Bergman, who was outraged by the theater's policy of racial discrimination. In response to continuing protests by the American Veterans Committee and others, the George Washington University Board of Trustees, in an action in 1947, decided that the university would no
Erected 2011 by The George Washington University.
Location. 38° 53.967′ N, 77° 2.81′ W. Marker is in Foggy Bottom, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on 21st Street Northwest south of H Street Northwest, on the right when traveling north. On the grounds of the Lisner Auditorium. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 730 21st Street Northwest, Washington DC 20052, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. GW's River Horse (here, next to this marker); Ingrid Bergman (was a few steps from this marker but has been reported missing. ); George Gamow (within shouting distance of this marker); Professors Gate (within shouting distance of this marker); At GW, Being Bright Comes Naturally (within shouting distance of this marker); Edward Teller (within shouting distance of this marker); Announcement of the Atomic Age (within shouting distance of this marker); Free Mandela (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Foggy Bottom.
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 22, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 15, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 88 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 15, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.