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Fox House

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, April 19, 2019
1. Fox House Marker
Inscription.  Lillian Thomas Fox (1866-1917) was Indianapolis' first African-American female journalist and an outspoken member of the African-American community. She was an assistant editor for the local African-American newspaper, the Indianapolis Freeman in 1891. In 1900, Fox became the first African-American woman hired by a white-owned paper; the Indianapolis News, to write a regular news column. In 1903, she founded the Woman's Improvement Club, which provided health care to tuberculosis patients and scholarships to assist indigent African-Americans. Fox also organized the Indiana State Federation of Colored Women's Clubs in 1904.
 
Erected by Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis.
 
Location. 39° 46.419′ N, 86° 11.076′ W. Marker is in Indianapolis, Indiana, in Marion County. Marker is on West Vermont Street west of Limestone Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1330 West Vermont Street, Indianapolis IN 46202, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Clarke House (a few steps from this marker); Morton-Finney House
Fox House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 19, 2019
2. Fox House Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); McCormick House (within shouting distance of this marker); Orvis House (within shouting distance of this marker); Hine Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Walker House (within shouting distance of this marker); Sewall House (within shouting distance of this marker); Montgomery House (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Indianapolis.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 26, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 26, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 48 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 26, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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