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Brookland in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Poet's House

1222 Kearney Street N.E.

 

— Sterling Allen Brown (1901-1989) —

 
The Poet's House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, December 22, 2017
1. The Poet's House Marker
Inscription.  
"The strong men keep a-comin' on
The strong men git stronger..."

In 1979, the D.C. City Council declared Brown's birthday, May 1, Sterling Allen Brown Day, and in 1984, he was named the city's first poet laureate.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansArts, Letters, Music.
 
Location. 38° 55.842′ N, 76° 59.383′ W. Marker is in Brookland in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker is on Kearny Street Northeast west of 13th Street Northeast, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1222 Kearny Street Northeast, Washington DC 20017, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sterling A. Brown Residence (here, next to this marker); The Jackson H. Gerhart House (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Robert Clifton Weaver Residence Site (approx. ¼ mile away); Fort Bunker Hill (approx. 0.3 miles away); Charles Richard Drew Memorial Bridge (approx. 0.3 miles away); Stone Straw Building
The Poet's House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, December 22, 2017
2. The Poet's House Marker
(approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Bunker Hill (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lois Mailou Jones Residence (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brookland.
 
1222 Kearny Street NE image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, December 22, 2017
3. 1222 Kearny Street NE
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 22, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 94 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 22, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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