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Alice Dunbar Nelson

19th Amendment Outdoor Museum

 
 
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By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 20, 2021
1. Alice Dunbar Nelson Marker
Inscription.  
A bisexual poet, journalist, and political activist. Among the first generation born free in the South after the Civil War and a daughter of a slave, she was one of the prominent African Americans involved in the artistic flourishing of the Harlem Renaissance. Her activism and support for certain racial and feminist causes started to appear around the early 1900s, where she publicly discussed the women's suffrage movement in the middle American states.
 
Erected 2020 by Maren Conrad.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansArts, Letters, MusicCivil RightsWomen. In addition, it is included in the Women's Suffrage 🗳️ series list.
 
Location. 38° 34.543′ N, 121° 28.882′ W. Marker is in Sacramento, California, in Sacramento County. Marker is at the intersection of K Street and 19th Street, on the right when traveling east on K Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1900 K Street, Sacramento CA 95811, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of
Alice Dunbar Nelson Marker - wide view... image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, April 20, 2021
2. Alice Dunbar Nelson Marker - wide view...
with portraits and markers visible here for Luella Johnston (left) and Alice Dunbar Nelson (right).
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this marker. Luella Johnston (here, next to this marker); Zitkála-Šá (here, next to this marker); Jovita Idár (a few steps from this marker); Lavinia Gertrude Watson (a few steps from this marker); Jeannette Rankin (a few steps from this marker); Julie Soderlund (a few steps from this marker); Dr. Margaret 'Mike' Chung (a few steps from this marker); María Amparo Ruiz de Burton (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sacramento.
 
More about this marker. This is one of nineteen markers that comprise the 19th Amendment Outdoor museum, erected in 2020 as part of the "I Vote" project, honoring suffragettes and their work.
 
Also see . . .
1. Alice Dunbar Nelson (Wikipedia). "Alice Dunbar Nelson (July 19, 1875 – September 18, 1935) was an American poet, journalist, and political activist. Among the first generation born free in the South after the Civil War, she was one of the prominent African Americans involved in the artistic flourishing of the Harlem Renaissance. Her first husband was the poet Paul Laurence Dunbar. After his death, she then married physician Henry A. Callis; and, lastly, was married to Robert J. Nelson, a poet and civil rights activist. She achieved prominence as a poet, author of short stories and dramas, newspaper columnist, activist for women's rights, and editor of two anthologies." (Submitted on April 25, 2021.) 

2. Alice Ruth Moore Dunbar-Nelson (1875-1935). Black Past website entry (Submitted on April 25, 2021.) 

3. An Unsung Legacy: The work and activism of Alice Dunbar-Nelson
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. Smithsonian Libraries and Archives website entry (Submitted on April 25, 2021.) 
 
Additional keywords. LGBT LGBTQ
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 26, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 25, 2021, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 25, 2021, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.

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