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Philadelphia Conference

 
 
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Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 25, 2017
1. Philadelphia Conference Marker
Inscription.  On February 23-25, 1979, about 300 activists from across the nation met at the Arch Street Meeting House to plan the seminal National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights. Here, leaders organized a march on October 14, 1979, that with 100,000 demonstrators helped define and propel a national civil rights movement.
 
Erected by City of Philadelphia.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Civil Rights. In addition, it is included in the Quakerism series list. A significant historical date for this entry is October 14, 1979.
 
Location. 39° 57.139′ N, 75° 8.796′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is at the intersection of Arch Street and N 4th Street, on the left when traveling west on Arch Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19106, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Arch Street Meeting House (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Arch Street Meeting House (a few steps from this marker); About the Meeting House / A Master Builder / Arch Street Meeting House (a
Philadelphia Conference Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 25, 2017
2. Philadelphia Conference Marker
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few steps from this marker); Benjamin Franklin (within shouting distance of this marker); Keys To Community (within shouting distance of this marker); You're Standing on a Burial Ground (within shouting distance of this marker); What Happened to the Headstones? (within shouting distance of this marker); History of the Philadelphia Fire Department Mural Project (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Additional keywords. LGBT LGBTQ
 
Marker in Philadelphia image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 25, 2017
3. Marker in Philadelphia
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 27, 2017, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 240 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 27, 2017, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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Dec. 7, 2022