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Kingman Park in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

George Preston Marshall

 
 
George Preston Marshall Memorial, west face image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, January 24, 2009
1. George Preston Marshall Memorial, west face
Inscription.  
(west face):
[image of George Preston Marshall]

Founder of the Washington Redskins

Pioneer in the National Football League

(east face):
[image of Washington Redskins logo]

The Washington Redskins organized in nation's capital, 1937.

This memorial is a tribute to George Preston Marshall and the Washington Redskins by the Redskin alumni and friends.

 
Erected by Redskin alumni and friends.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsSports.
 
Location. Marker has been permanently removed. It was located near 38° 53.354′ N, 76° 58.42′ W. Marker was in Kingman Park in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker was at the intersection of 22nd Street Southeast and East Capitol Street Southeast on 22nd Street Southeast. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 2400 East Capitol Street Southeast, Washington DC 20003, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. F-16 Fighting Falcon (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct
George Preston Marshall Memorial, east face image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, January 24, 2009
2. George Preston Marshall Memorial, east face
line); Clark Calvin Griffith (about 400 feet away); UH-IV Iroquois (about 700 feet away); Whitney M. Young, Jr. Memorial Bridge (approx. ¼ mile away); In Memory of Eastern High School Alumni (approx. 0.3 miles away); Uriah Tracy (approx. half a mile away); Thomas R. Gedney (approx. half a mile away); John Smilie (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kingman Park.
 
Regarding George Preston Marshall. This marker and monument was removed on June 19, 2020.
 
Also see . . .  George Preston Marshall. Wikipedia entry. Marshall's insistence that black players not be allowed in the National Football League delayed the integration of the sport by at least a decade. Even in the 1950 when other teams were drafting and signing black players, Marshall refused. Not until 1962, when forced by the Department of the Interior (who administered the stadium where the Redskins played) did Marshall relent. (Submitted on February 1, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.) 
 
Additional keywords.
George Preston Marshall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 11, 2018
3. George Preston Marshall Marker
Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium; D.C. Stadium; RFK;
 
D.C. Stadium dedication marker, image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, January 24, 2009
4. D.C. Stadium dedication marker,
at stadium entrance, northeast of Marshall monument.
"Robert Francis Kennedy, 1925 - 1968" image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, January 24, 2009
5. "Robert Francis Kennedy, 1925 - 1968"
memorial bust, west of stadium entrance, northwest of the Marshall memorial.
George Preston Marshall image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 11, 2018
6. George Preston Marshall
Redskins Logo image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 11, 2018
7. Redskins Logo
RFK Stadium, image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, January 24, 2009
8. RFK Stadium,
the Marshall memorial is located near traffic signal, far right of photo.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 1, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,740 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 1, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   3. submitted on March 17, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   4, 5. submitted on February 1, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   6, 7. submitted on March 17, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   8. submitted on February 1, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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