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Colonial Village in Northwest Washington in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Frank D. Reeves

7760 16th Street, NW

— African American Heritage Trail, Washington DC —

 
 
Frank D. Reeves Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), May 20, 2020
1. Frank D. Reeves Marker
Inscription.  Frank D. Reeves (1916–1973), a lawyer and civil rights activist, was part of the team that shaped the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court case outlawing school segregation. He advised Senator John F. Kennedy on minority affairs during the 1960 presidential campaign, then joined the Howard University School of Law faculty. At the same time Reeves served as legal counsel to the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and helped negotiate the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom as well as the Poor People’s Campaign of 1968. The municipal building at 14th and U streets, NW, built in 1986, was named in Reeves’s honor. Reeves and his family moved to this house in 1961.
 
Erected by Cultural Tourism DC.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCivil RightsNotable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the African American Heritage Trail, the Former U.S. Presidents: #35 John F. Kennedy, and the Historically Black Colleges and Universities series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1954.
 
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38° 59.133′ N, 77° 2.191′ W. Marker is in Northwest Washington in Washington, District of Columbia. It is in Colonial Village. Marker is on 16th Street Northwest near Kalmia Road Northwest, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7760 16th Street Northwest, Washington DC 20012, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Shepherd Park Christian Church Stormwater Features (approx. 0.4 miles away); Blair Mansion: Silver Spring / Blair Station Post Office (approx. 0.4 miles away in Maryland); Blair House (approx. half a mile away in Maryland); Original Federal Boundary Stone, District of Columbia, Northeast 1 (approx. half a mile away in Maryland); Early's Raid on Washington (approx. half a mile away in Maryland); Silver Spring B & O Railroad Station (approx. half a mile away in Maryland); Silver Spring Armory 1914 (approx. half a mile away in Maryland); Marvin Caplan 1919 - 2000 (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Northwest Washington.
 
Also see . . .  Frank D. Reeves Residence. “In the 1950s he worked with Thurgood Marshall, James Nabrit, and others on the battle to desegregate public schools. He was the first African American chosen to sit on the DC Board of Commissioners, the three-man panel that ran the city from 1874 until
Frank D. Reeves Marker with Residence in the Background image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), November 4, 2017
2. Frank D. Reeves Marker with Residence in the Background
limited home rule was instituted in 1967. He declined the appointment. In 1960 Reeves became the first African American member of the Democratic National Committee.” (Submitted on July 21, 2009.) 
 
Frank D. Reeves Residence image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Fuchs, June 22, 2009
3. Frank D. Reeves Residence
This is the view from 16th Street. The marker is located on the lawn of the house just to the photographer's right in this view.
Frank D. Reeves Residence image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Fuchs, June 22, 2009
4. Frank D. Reeves Residence
This is the view from Kalmia Road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 30, 2023. It was originally submitted on June 23, 2009, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,438 times since then and 25 times this year. Last updated on November 19, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1. submitted on May 20, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   2. submitted on November 4, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   3, 4. submitted on June 23, 2009, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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