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New Britain Township in Bucks County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Layle Lane (1893 - 1976), educator, social activist, humanitarian and political leader

 
 
Layle Lane (1893 - 1976), educator, social activist, humanitarian and political leader Marker image. Click for full size.
July 13, 2019
1. Layle Lane (1893 - 1976), educator, social activist, humanitarian and political leader Marker
Inscription.  Layle Lane (1893 - 1976), educator, social activist, humanitarian and political leader, lived and ran a camp for inner-city Philadelphia and New York, NY, youth on this property of 23 acres called Lacitadelle Camp (now Manor), named after the fortress in Haiti representing high ideals and principles. During the depression years (1930s), she ran a farm camp program (Co-op) at Lacitadelle to feed poor inner-city families in Philadelphia and New York. Layle played a major role in the first march on Washington in 1941, which passed the Fair Employment Practice Act and Commission under President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. In 1948, Layle played a major role in encouraging President Harry Truman to desegregate the American Military. This street, "Layle Lane", is the first street named after an African-American woman in Bucks County, PA.
 
Erected 2015 by Dr. Leonard L. & Professor Veronica B. Bethel, Doylestown Historical Society, PA.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCharity & Public Work
Layle Lane (1893 - 1976), educator, social activist, humanitarian and political leader Marker image. Click for full size.
July 13, 2019
2. Layle Lane (1893 - 1976), educator, social activist, humanitarian and political leader Marker
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Civil RightsWomen. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #33 Harry S. Truman series list.
 
Location. 40° 18.901′ N, 75° 10.888′ W. Marker is in New Britain Township, Pennsylvania, in Bucks County. Marker is at the intersection of Layle Lane and Ferry Road on Layle Lane. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5 Layle Ln, Doylestown PA 18901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Camp Lacey / Doylestown Fair (approx. 2.4 miles away); Margaret Mead (approx. 2˝ miles away); Doylestown National Guard Armory (approx. 2.6 miles away); Doylestown Fire Company No. 1 World War II Memorial (approx. 2.7 miles away); 1748 Fountain House (approx. 2.7 miles away); Bucks County War Memorial (approx. 2.7 miles away); 104th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment (approx. 2.7 miles away); The Lenape Crossroads (approx. 2.7 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 20, 2019. This page has been viewed 160 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 20, 2019. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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