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Upton in Baltimore, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Suffrage Leaders

Road to the 19th Amendment

 

— National Votes for Women Trail —

 
Suffrage Leaders Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 28, 2019
1. Suffrage Leaders Marker
Inscription.  Augusta Chissell & Margaret Hawkins held meetings of African American women's suffrage clubs here in their neighboring homes 1915-1916.
 
Erected 2019 by William G. Pomeroy Foundation. (Marker Number 8.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCivil RightsWomen. In addition, it is included in the National Votes for Women Trail 🗳️, the William G. Pomeroy Foundation, and the Women's Suffrage 🗳️ series lists.
 
Location. 39° 18.253′ N, 76° 37.887′ W. Marker is in Upton in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is on Druid Hill Avenue (Maryland Route 129) just east of McMechen Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1534 Druid Hill Avenue, Baltimore MD 21217, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Building Community Organizations (within shouting distance of this marker); J. Howard Payne (1887-1960) House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Community Growth and Faith
1932-1934 Druid Hill Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 28, 2019
2. 1932-1934 Druid Hill Avenue
(about 500 feet away); Thurgood Marshall House (about 600 feet away); The Elks Lodge (about 600 feet away); American Legion Federal Post No. 19 (about 700 feet away); Creating an African American Neighborhood (about 800 feet away); Buy Where You Can Work Campaign & Higher Education (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Upton.
 
Also see . . .
1. Maryland black suffragists’ history finally being told 100 years after women won right to vote. Article about the marker in the Baltimore Sun (Submitted on January 24, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.) 

2. ‘Brilliant and politically savvy'. USA Today article about black suffragettes. The marker is featured prominently. (Submitted on March 3, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 28, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 142 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 28, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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