Pleasant Plains in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Lake So Blue
Lift Every Voice
— Georgia Ave./Pleasant Plains Heritage Trail —
Howard’s neighbors, long uplifted by the university’s intellectual life, have enjoyed its campus traditions, especially Homecoming. In 1926 they joined the crowd of 16,000 to dedicate Howard’s new stadium, and cheered as the Bisons crushed Lincoln University’s Lions, 32-0. The annual Thanksgiving Day football game was the centerpiece of Classic Week’s fraternity-hosted concerts, receptions, and dinner dances.
Among the speakers at the 1926 stadium dedication was its designer, Professor Albert Cassell. The architect oversaw Howard’s expansion in the 1930s, designing 16 campus buildings.
Lynn C. French, who grew up near the campus, remembered
Crowds await the new stadium’s first match, the 1926 Howard-Lincoln Thanksgiving Day “Classic.” Howard University Archives.
Members of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority participate in Howard homecoming festivities, 1939. Scurlock Studio Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Architect and Professor Albert Cassell with infant son Irvin. Among Cassell’s campus designs are Douglass Hall right, and Founders Library. Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, Howard University.
[Frederick Douglass Memorial Hall] Historical Society of Washington, D.C.
[Founder’s Library] Scurlock Studio Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Howard President James Nabrit, at right, watches as U.S. President Lyndon Johnson greets Howard students in front of Founders Library following his June 1965 commencement speech. LBJ Library and Archives
In 1960 Sen. John F. Kennedy spoke on campus, above, as did labor leader A. Philip Randolph, left. Scurlock Studio Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Erected 2011 by Cultural Tourism DC. (Marker Number 11.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Avenue / Pleasant Plains Heritage Trail, and the Historically Black Colleges and Universities marker series.
Location. 38° 55.489′ N, 77° 1.291′ W. Marker is in Pleasant Plains, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is at the intersection of 6th Street Northwest and Fairmont Street Northwest on 6th Street Northwest. Marker is in front of the H.U. School of Business at 6th and Fairmont. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2600 6th Street Northwest, Washington DC 20059, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Howard University Gallery of Art (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); "The Divine Nine Help Shape Black American History" Miner Teachers College (about 500 feet away); Beyond the Basics (about 500 feet away); Along the "Nile Valley" (about 500 feet away); Merriweather Home for Children (was about 700 feet away but has been reported missing. ); General Oliver O. Howard (about 700 feet away); Howard Hall (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pleasant Plains.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
Also see . . .
1. McMillan Reservoir. (Submitted on March 5, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. The McMillan Sand Filtration Site. (Submitted on April 29, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
Additional keywords. Senator James McMillan; William H. Greene; Washington Aqueduct; HBCUs
Categories. • African Americans • Architecture • Arts, Letters, Music • Education •
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 28, 2019. This page originally submitted on March 4, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 646 times since then. Last updated on March 7, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 4, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. 6. submitted on March 5, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. 7. submitted on December 29, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. 8. submitted on March 5, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. 9. submitted on March 6, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. 10. submitted on March 5, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. 11. submitted on March 6, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. 12. submitted on March 17, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. 13. submitted on March 6, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.