“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Falls Church, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)


1960s Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), November 28, 2021
1. 1960s Marker
Inscription.  The African American community launched letter-writing campaigns and picketed to protest segregated businesses. Ciy businesses integrated without incidents. A cross was burned on the Henderson lawn. Hate mail attributed to the KKK was sent to homes of activists.
Erected 2016 by Tinner Hill Heritage Trail.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCivil RightsIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Postal Mail and Philately, and the Virginia, Falls Church, Tinner Hill Heritage Trail series lists.
Location. 38° 52.781′ N, 77° 10.61′ W. Marker is in Falls Church, Virginia. Marker is on South Washington Street (U.S. 29) just south of Tinner Hill Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 510 S Washington St, 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. A different marker also named 1960s (here, next to this marker); 1919 - 1938 (here, next to this marker); 1919 - 1949
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(here, next to this marker); Falls Church Honors (here, next to this marker); Dr. Harold Johnson, Dr. Harry Montgomery, and Viola Hudson (here, next to this marker); 1919 (here, next to this marker); Today (2016) (here, next to this marker); 1997 (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Falls Church.
Additional keywords. racial intimidation; racial terrorism; hate groups; hate speech
Credits. This page was last revised on November 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 28, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 45 times since then and 8 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on November 28, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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