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

Tinner Hill

 
 
Tinner Hill Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin Vincent, April 29, 2012
1. Tinner Hill Marker
Inscription.  An early rural branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was founded here on Tinner Hill. In 1915, the Town of Falls Church proposed an ordinance to segregate black and white residential sections. Local African Americans formed the Colored Citizens Protective League and fought this ordinance. In 1918, the league became the Falls Church and Vicinity Branch of the NAACP. Meeting in members' homes around Tinner Hill, the branch focused on public education, voter registration, travel regulations, and equal access to public services. Strategies developed by the branch were effectively used in other localities throughout the Civil Rights era.
 
Erected 2005 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number C-91.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCivil Rights. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1915.
 
Location. 38° 52.763′ N, 77° 10.59′ W. Marker is in
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Falls Church, Virginia. Marker is on Tinner Hill Road south of Lee Highway (U.S. 29), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Tinner Hill Historic Site (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Tinner Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Tinner Hill Historic Site (within shouting distance of this marker); The Zig Zag Sculpture (within shouting distance of this marker); Tinner Hill Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); The First Modern Schools (within shouting distance of this marker); 1997 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1961 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Falls Church.
 
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Also see . . .  Falls Church, Virginia. Profile on Tougaloo College's articles about sundown towns. The article shares the history of the City of Falls Church's history of segregation and attempt to return Tinner Hill to Fairfax County. (Submitted on September 6, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 28, 2012, by Kevin Vincent of Arlington, Virginia. This page has been viewed 692 times since then and 33 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on May 28, 2012, by Kevin Vincent of Arlington, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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Jun. 30, 2022