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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Deanwood in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

100 Years of Afro-American History

By Jerome Johnson

 
 
100 Years of Afro-American History Marker Westernmost Panel image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, December 3, 2017
1. 100 Years of Afro-American History Marker Westernmost Panel

100 Years of Afro-American History
By Jerome Johnson
Sponsors
D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities
Sign of the Times Cultural Workshop & Gallery
CFC # 16414 & United Black Fund #8558
Inscription.  
Westernmost panel:
100 Years of Afro-American History

By Jerome Johnson
Sponsors
D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities
Sign of the Times Cultural Workshop & Gallery
CFC # 16414 & United Black Fund #8558


Panel to the right:
Hon. Adam Clayton Powell • Rosa Parks
Jackie Robinson • Jessie Owens • Angela Davis
James Vanderzee • John Carlos • Tommie Smith
Nannie Helen Burroughs • Jimi Hendrix
Marcus Garvey • Dizzy Gillespie
Mrs. Minnie Hines Powell & grandsons (Deanwood)

[The mural depicts individuals listed above]
 
Erected by D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansArts, Letters, MusicCivil RightsEducation.
 
Location. 38° 54.073′ N, 76° 56.436′ W. Marker is in Deanwood in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker is on Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue Northeast
100 Years of Afro-American History Marker 2nd Panel from the West image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, December 3, 2017
2. 100 Years of Afro-American History Marker 2nd Panel from the West

Hon. Adam Clayton Powell • Rosa Parks
Jackie Robinson • Jessie Owens • Angela Davis
James Vanderzee • John Carlos • Tommie Smith
Nannie Helen Burroughs • Jimi Hendrix
Marcus Garvey • Dizzy Gillespie
Mrs. Minnie Hines Powell & grandsons (Deanwood)
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east of Minnesota Avenue Northweast, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4315 Nannie Helen Burroughs Avenue Northeast, Washington DC 20019, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. “What Magic Has Been Wrought Here” (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Designed to Compete (about 600 feet away); Shaping Strong Minds (approx. ¼ mile away); Shopping on Sheriff (approx. ¼ mile away); From Gambling to Garden Apartments (approx. ¼ mile away); Eastland Gardens (approx. ¼ mile away); Mayfair Mansions / Albert I. Cassell (approx. 0.3 miles away); "We're Not Forgotten" (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Deanwood.
 
Also see . . .  Guide to African-American History & Culture in Washington, DC. (Submitted on December 3, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.)
 
Deanwood and Nannie Helen Burroughs Panels image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, December 3, 2017
3. Deanwood and Nannie Helen Burroughs Panels
Panel image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, December 3, 2017
4. Panel

Depicts the archway from the National Training School for Women and Girls as well as a jockey and horse from Benning Racetrack
Panel image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, December 3, 2017
5. Panel
Depicts farmer and horse in the era when Deanwood and Hillbrook were predominantly rural farmland
Panel image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, December 3, 2017
6. Panel
Depicts African-American regiment from World War II
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 3, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 191 times since then and 20 times this year. Last updated on January 15, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on December 3, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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