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Spottswood W. Robinson III

 
 
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By Kevin W., May 22, 2021
1. Spottswood W. Robinson III Marker
Inscription.  Spottswood W. Robinson III, a Richmond native, fought against Jim Crow laws that made African Americans second-class citizens. An attorney, he worked for the Virginia NAACP and the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund and helped to argue a school desegregation case that culminated in the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education (1954). Robinson was dean of the Howard University School of Law from 1960-1963. He became the first African American to serve as a judge on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia (1964-1966), and was later the first to sit on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia as a judge (1966-1981) and as chief judge (1981-1986).
 
Erected 2020 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number SA-1.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCivil Rights.
 
Location. 37° 32.227′ N, 77° 26.059′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. Marker is on East Main Street (U.S. 60) just west of North 12th
Spottswood W. Robinson III Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., May 22, 2021
2. Spottswood W. Robinson III Marker
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Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1104 E Main St, Richmond VA 23219, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Richmond Bread Riot (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Oliver White Hill Sr. (about 400 feet away); Black Hawk (1767-1838) (about 400 feet away); The First Telephone Exchange South of the Potomac River (about 500 feet away); 1201 East Cary Street (about 500 feet away); 1200 Block East Cary Street (about 500 feet away); Powers-Taylor Building (about 600 feet away); Great Turning Basin (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 22, 2021, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 29 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 23, 2021, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.

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