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

Tinner Hill

 
 
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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. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCivil Rights.
 
Location. 38° 52.763′ N, 77° 10.59′ W. Marker is in Falls Church, Virginia. Marker is on Tinner Hill Road south of Lee Highway (U.S. 29), on the right
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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. A different marker also named Tinner Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); The Tinner Hill Historic Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Tinner Hill Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); N.A.A.C.P.'s First Rural Branch (within shouting distance of this marker); Joseph Tinner (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. Edwin Bancroft Henderson (within shouting distance of this marker); Henderson House (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Galloway Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Falls Church.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 28, 2012, by Kevin Vincent of Arlington, Virginia. This page has been viewed 593 times since then and 32 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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