The National Mall in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Solomon G. Brown
Solomon G. Brown (1829-1906), the Smithsonian’s first African-American employee, retired in 1906 after 54 years of service. Brown, well-known for his lectures on natural history, was also an avid poet and Anacostia community leader.
Wisdom from these minds would flow Increasing knowledge more and more; Now younger men can easily learn Just how these great men were concerned In diffusing useful knowledge. . . .By Solomon Brown, 1902, in honor of his 50th year at the Smithsonian Institution
Erected by Smithsonian Institution.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Arts, Letters, Music • Science & Medicine. A significant historical year for this entry is 1906.
Location. 38° 53.507′ N, 77° 1.569′ W. Marker is in The National Mall in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker is on Constitution Avenue Northwest (U.S. 50) east of 12th Street Northwest, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cedar of Lebanon (here, next to this marker); Pioneering Plants (within shouting distance of this marker); Colossal Head 4 (replica) (within shouting distance of this marker); Equal Justice Under the Law (within shouting distance of this marker); Petrified Wood (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Our Tax Dollars (about 500 feet away); Nathan Hale (about 500 feet away); The American Elm that Grew Along with America (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in The National Mall.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 10, 2013, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 404 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 15, 2013, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.