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

In 2013

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

 
 
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Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), November 27, 2021
1. In 2013 Marker
Inscription.  In 2013 EB was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame because he introduced basketball to African Americans (1904). The Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School was named for Mary Ellen, noting her 30-year battle for equal education for Black children. Henderson descendants continued to live here into the 21st century.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCivil RightsEducationSports. A significant historical year for this entry is 2013.
 
Location. 38° 52.852′ N, 77° 10.533′ W. Marker is in Falls Church, Virginia. Marker is on South Maple Avenue just north of Wallace Street, on the left when traveling south. 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. The ordinance passed… (here, next to this marker); Dr. Edwin Bancroft Henderson (1883-1977) (here, next to this marker); Plans to Fight the Ordinance (here, next to this marker); Colored Citizens Protective League (here, next to this marker); Betsy Read (1846-1895)
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(here, next to this marker); Harriet Brice (1824 - 1913) (here, next to this marker); Sears Kit Home (a few steps from this marker); Home of Mary Ellen Meriwether (Miss Nellie) and Dr. Edwin B. Henderson (EB) (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Falls Church.
 
 
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 190 times since then and 32 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on November 27, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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