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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Deanwood in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

100 Years of Afro-American History

By Jerome Johnson

 
 
100 Years of Afro-American History Marker Westernmost Panel image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, December 3, 2017
1. 100 Years of Afro-American History Marker Westernmost Panel

100 Years of Afro-American History
By Jerome Johnson
Sponsors
D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities
Sign of the Times Cultural Workshop & Gallery
CFC # 16414 & United Black Fund #8558
Inscription.

Westernmost panel:
100 Years of Afro-American History

By Jerome Johnson
Sponsors
D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities
Sign of the Times Cultural Workshop & Gallery
CFC # 16414 & United Black Fund #8558


Panel to the right:
Hon. Adam Clayton Powell Rosa Parks
Jackie Robinson Jessie Owens Angela Davis
James Vanderzee John Carlos Tommie Smith
Nannie Helen Burroughs Jimi Hendrix
Marcus Garvey Dizzy Gillespie
Mrs. Minnie Hines Powell & grandsons (Deanwood)

[The mural depicts individuals listed above]
 
Erected by D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities.
 
Location. 38° 54.073′ N, 76° 56.436′ W. Marker is in Deanwood, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue Northeast east of Minnesota Avenue NE, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20019, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. “What Magic Has Been Wrought Here” (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Designed to Compete (about 600 feet away);
100 Years of Afro-American History Marker 2nd Panel from the West image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, December 3, 2017
2. 100 Years of Afro-American History Marker 2nd Panel from the West

Hon. Adam Clayton Powell Rosa Parks
Jackie Robinson Jessie Owens Angela Davis
James Vanderzee John Carlos Tommie Smith
Nannie Helen Burroughs Jimi Hendrix
Marcus Garvey Dizzy Gillespie
Mrs. Minnie Hines Powell & grandsons (Deanwood)
Shopping on Sheriff (approx. mile away); From Gambling to Garden Apartments (approx. mile away); With These Hands (approx. 0.4 miles away); From Gardens to Garden Apartments (approx. half a mile away); A Whirl on the Ferris Wheel (was approx. half a mile away but has been reported missing. ); Lederer Gardens (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Deanwood.
 
Also see . . .  Guide to African-American History & Culture in Washington, DC. (Submitted on December 3, 2017, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.)
 
Categories. African AmericansArts, Letters, MusicCivil RightsEducation
 
Deanwood and Nannie Helen Burroughs Panels image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, December 3, 2017
3. Deanwood and Nannie Helen Burroughs Panels
Panel image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, December 3, 2017
4. Panel

Depicts the archway from the National Training School for Women and Girls as well as a jockey and horse from Benning Racetrack
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By Devry Becker Jones, December 3, 2017
5. Panel
Depicts farmer and horse in the era when Deanwood and Hillbrook were predominantly rural farmland
Panel image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, December 3, 2017
6. Panel
Depicts African-American regiment from World War II
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 25, 2018. This page originally submitted on December 3, 2017, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 72 times since then and 21 times this year. Last updated on January 15, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on December 3, 2017, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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