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Josephine Butler

1920 - 1997

 
 
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Inscription.  Josephine Butler (1920-1997) was a tireless and dedicated community activist. As a young woman she organized the first union of black female laundry workers in DC and the country.

In the 1950s Butler shepherded the Adams and Morgan elementary schools through desegregation, thereby uniting the neighborhood since then known as Adams Morgan. She worked for better health care, air quality, and parks, and in 1971 co-founded the DC Statehood Party, once headquartered nearby, at 11th and K streets, NW.
 
Erected 2019 by Charles Bergen Studios, funded by the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities Public Art Building Communities Grant and the Downtown Business Improvement District. (Marker Number 5850-2019.)
 
Location. 38° 54.161′ N, 77° 1.91′ W. Marker is in Downtown, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is at the intersection of K Street Northwest (U.S. 29) and 14th Street Northwest, on the right when traveling west on K Street Northwest. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1351 K Street Northwest, Washington DC 20005, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
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are within walking distance of this marker. John Barry Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); "The First of Patriots - The Best of Men" (about 300 feet away); Elizabeth Keckley (about 500 feet away); The Leonard "Bud" Doggett House (about 600 feet away); Franklin Square (about 700 feet away); Alexander Graham Bell (about 700 feet away); Major General James B. McPherson (about 700 feet away); Site of Chamberlin's (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Downtown.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 19, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 19, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 45 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 19, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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