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U Street Corridor in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Georgia Douglas Johnson Residence

African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC

 

— 1461 S Street, NW —

 
Georgia Douglas Johnson Residence Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 28, 2016
1. Georgia Douglas Johnson Residence Marker
Inscription.  During the 1920s and 1930s, this house hosted a Saturday evening literary salon, welcoming such luminaries as Alice Dunbar Nelson, Angelina Grimké, Langston Hughes, Alain Locke, Kelly Miller, and Jean Toomer. Poet and hostess Georgia Douglas Johnson (1877-1966) graduated from the Oberlin Conservatory before moving to Washington in 1910. Here her writing career flourished, making her a nationally recognized figure of the New Negro Renaissance. Besides poetry, Johnson wrote songs, short stories, plays, and a syndicated newspaper column, "Homely Philosophy." Johnson's husband, attorney Henry Lincoln Johnson, was appointed by President Taft as recorder of deeds for the city in 1912.
 
Erected by Cultural Tourism DC.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansArts, Letters, MusicGovernment & PoliticsWomen. In addition, it is included in the African American Heritage Trail, and the Former U.S. Presidents: #27 William Howard Taft series lists.
 
Location.
Georgia Douglas Johnson Residence Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 28, 2016
2. Georgia Douglas Johnson Residence Marker
38° 54.847′ N, 77° 2.057′ W. Marker is in U Street Corridor in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker is at the intersection of S Street Northwest and 15th Street Northwest, on the right when traveling west on S Street Northwest. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1461 S 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. This section of 15th St. (within shouting distance of this marker); Bishop's Gate Condominium (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); John Wesley Cromwell Residence (about 400 feet away); Fifteenth Street Presbyterian Church (about 500 feet away); This is part of the Shaw neighborhood (about 500 feet away); Strong Families and Eminent Citizens (about 600 feet away); The Hawarden (about 700 feet away); Owen D Young Peace Tower (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in U Street Corridor.
 
More about this marker.
Caption:
Georgia Douglas Johnson, 1920s
Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, Howard University
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 29, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 308 times since then and 33 times this year. Last updated on March 9, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 29, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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