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Glen Echo in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Glen Echo Park: Protest Years 1960

Glen Echo Park Protest Years marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Fuchs, February 18, 2008
1. Glen Echo Park Protest Years marker
Inscription.  On June 30, 1960 local university students and citizens began a sit-in confrontation and picket line to challenge the long-standing segregation policies at the Park. Their efforts succeeded in 1961 when the Park's private owner, Rekab, Inc., finally opened the doors to all races.
Caption of photo in upper left hand corner of marker
The demonstrators included national figures, local residents and student activists.
Caption of photo at bottom center of marker
Gwendolyn Britt at left, was an 18-year-old Howard University student who later became a Maryland state senator.
Erected by National Park Service.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCivil Rights. In addition, it is included in the Historically Black Colleges and Universities series list. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1830.
Location. 38° 58.044′ N, 77° 8.317′ W. Marker is in Glen Echo, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7300 MacArthur Boulevard, Glen Echo MD 20812, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Glen Echo Park: Spanish Ballroom c. 1943 (here, next to this marker); Glen Echo Park: Aerial View c. 1954 (here, next to this marker); Glen Echo Park: Chautaugua c. 1891 (here, next to this marker); The Clara Barton Trail (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Glen Echo Park (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Glen Echo Park (about 400 feet away); Minnehaha Creek (about 400 feet away); 1921 (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Glen Echo.
More about this marker. This picture was taken with Elite Chrome 200 film and scanned into a JPEG file.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 25, 2008, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,704 times since then and 89 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on February 25, 2008, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.

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