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Falls Church, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Colored Citizens Protective League

[Mary Ellen Meriwether and Dr. Edwin B. Henderson]

 
 
Colored Citizens Protective League Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), November 27, 2021
1. Colored Citizens Protective League Marker
Inscription.  In 1915 the Town Council proposed a segregation ordinance to force all Black residents to live in certain areas. EB, Joseph Tinner, and 7 other men started the Colored Citizens Protective League (CCPL) to fight it.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCivil RightsGovernment & PoliticsSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1915.
 
Location. 38° 52.853′ N, 77° 10.529′ W. Marker is in Falls Church, Virginia. Marker is on South Maple Avenue just north of Wallace Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 315 S Maple Ave, Falls Church VA 22046, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dr. Edwin Bancroft Henderson (1883-1977) (here, next to this marker); Plans to Fight the Ordinance (here, next to this marker); Sears Kit Home (here, next to this marker); The ordinance passed… (here, next to this marker); Home of Mary Ellen Meriwether (Miss Nellie) and Dr. Edwin B. Henderson (EB) (here, next to this marker);
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In 2013 (here, next to this marker); Betsy Read (1846-1895) (a few steps from this marker); Harriet Brice (1824 - 1913) (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Falls Church.
 
Additional keywords. segregation; Jim Crow era
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 27, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 27, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 220 times since then and 70 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on November 27, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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