U Street Corridor in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
“All Men Are Brothers”
Paul travelled the world using his art as his weapon to fight against oppression and for self determination for all people. His home turf and land of his birth was not off limits as he marched with others to advance the cause of civil rights and workers rights.
He took his message of freedom and justice to the White House to petition the President to introduce anti-lynching legislation. He never failed to answer the call from those in need of his celebrity to advance their cause even risking great danger by visiting the front lines and hospitals with his wife Essie during the Spanish civil war.
"Every artist, every scientist, must decide now where he stands. He has no alternative. There is no standing above the conflict on Olympian heights. There are no impartial observers."
Erected 2015 by DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities.
Location. 38° 55.047′ N, 77° 1.864′ W. Marker is in U Street Corridor, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1351 U Street Northwest, Washington DC 20009, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "Scandalize My Name" (here, next to this marker); "Deep River" (here, next to this marker); "Othello" (a few steps from this marker); "Joshua Fit De Battle Of Jericho" (a few steps from this marker); "Stand By Me" (a few steps from this marker); "Wade in the Water" (a few steps from this marker); "No More Auction Block For Me" (within shouting distance of this marker); "Old Man River" (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in U Street Corridor.
Categories. • African Americans • Arts, Letters, Music • Civil Rights • Wars, Non-US •
Credits. This page was last revised on March 24, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 29, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 79 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 29, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.