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Cape May in Cape May County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Civic & Education Center

Cape May's African American Heritage

 
 
Civic & Education Center Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), September 17, 2022
1. Civic & Education Center Marker
Inscription.  This neighborhood was the social and educational hub for the African American community, which included segregated public schools and AME, Methodist, and Baptist churches. Call to hear about this street.
 
Erected by The Center for Community Arts. (Marker Number 1.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansChurches & ReligionEducationSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church series list.
 
Location. 38° 56.126′ N, 74° 55.243′ W. Marker is in Cape May, New Jersey, in Cape May County. Marker is on Franklin Street just east of Lafayette Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 719 Franklin St, Cape May NJ 08204, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Franklin Street School (here, next to this marker); Stephen Smith's Summer House, 1846 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Stephen Smith House (within
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shouting distance of this marker); Original Fire Hydrant (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Space Shuttle Tree (about 300 feet away); Opra Huff's Bakery, 1950s (about 300 feet away); The Cape May Meeting of the Joint Commission on Unity Memorial (about 500 feet away); Notable African Americans (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cape May.
 
The Franklin Street School image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), September 17, 2022
2. The Franklin Street School
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 18, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 18, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 95 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 18, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. • A clear photo of the marker with the shrubbery moved behind it. • Wide view photo of the marker showing its location. • • Can you help?

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