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Philadelphia Conference

 
 
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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. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Civil Rights. 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. Benjamin Franklin (within shouting distance of this marker); Keys To Community (within shouting distance of this marker); Arch Street Friends (within shouting distance of this marker); National Funeral For President Washington (within shouting distance of this marker);
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By Bill Coughlin, July 25, 2017
2. Philadelphia Conference Marker
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Friends Meeting (within shouting distance of this marker); Arch Street Meeting House (within shouting distance of this marker); The First Society of Unitarian Christians in Philadelphia (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Benjamin Rush, M.D. (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Additional keywords. LGBT LGBTQ
 
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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 200 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 27, 2017, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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