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Pleasant Plains in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

"The Divine Nine Help Shape Black American History"

 
 
"The Divine Nine Help Shape Black American History" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 8, 2019
1. "The Divine Nine Help Shape Black American History" Marker
Inscription.  
"The Divine Nine Help Shape Black American History"

[Years of the "Divine Nine" historically black fraternities’ and sororities' founding shown]
1906 [Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity founded at Cornell University]
1908 [Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority founded at Howard University]
1911 [Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity founded at Indiana University]
1911 [Omega Psi Phi Fraternity founded at Howard University]
1913 [Delta Sigma Theta Sorority founded at Howard University]
1914 [Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity founded at Howard University]
1920 [Zeta Phi Beta Sorority founded at Howard University]
1922 [Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority founded at Butler University]
1963 [Iota Phi Theta Fraternity at Morgan State University]

Fraternities and sororities
march with Dr. King

 
Erected by Guild International.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Historically Black Colleges and Universities marker series.
 
Location. 38° 55.514′ 
"The Divine Nine Help Shape Black American History" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 8, 2019
2. "The Divine Nine Help Shape Black American History" Marker
N, 77° 1.374′ W. Marker is in Pleasant Plains, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is at the intersection of Fairmont Street Northwest and Georgia Avenue Northwest (U.S. 29), on the right when traveling west on Fairmont Street Northwest. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2700 Georgia Avenue Northwest, Washington DC 20001, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Along the "Nile Valley" (within shouting distance of this marker); Beyond the Basics (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Lake So Blue (about 400 feet away); Merriweather Home for Children (was about 500 feet away but has been reported missing. ); Miner Teachers College (about 600 feet away); Howard University Gallery of Art (about 800 feet away); 2728 Sherman Ave. N.W. (approx. 0.2 miles away); General Oliver O. Howard (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pleasant Plains.
 
Additional keywords. HBCUs
 
Categories. African AmericansEducationFraternal or Sororal Organizations
 
"American Excellence" image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 8, 2019
3. "American Excellence"
Nearby mural displaying Howard University's influence
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 8, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 6, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 48 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 8, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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