Alexandria, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Alexandria Library Sit-In
Erected 2008 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number E-88.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Civil Rights. A significant historical year for this entry is 1939.
Location. 38° 48.457′ N, 77° 2.793′ W. Marker is in Alexandria, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of N. Washington Street and Queen St., on the right when traveling south on N. Washington Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 N, Washington St, Alexandria VA 22314, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lloyd House (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Street (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of First Synagogue of Beth El Hebrew Congregation (about 300 feet away); Lodge No. 38, Independent Order of Odd Fellows (about 400 feet away); Confederate Soldiers (about 500 feet away); Home of Henry Lee (about 500 feet away); Lord Fairfax House (about 600 feet away); In Memory of the Honorary Pall-Bearers of General George Washington (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alexandria.
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Also see . . . Alexandria library sit-in arrest charges are dismissed... by Patricia Sullivan, The Washington Post, Oct. 21, 2019.
Circuit Court Chief Judge Lisa Bondareff Kemler... signed an order Friday stating that William Evans, Edward Gaddis, Morris Murray, Clarence Strange and Otto Tucker were “lawfully exercising their constitutional rights to free assembly, speech and to petition the government to alter the established policy of sanctioned segregation at the time of their arrest” and that “sitting peacefully in a library reading books... was not in any fashion disorderly or likely to cause acts of violence.” (Submitted on October 24, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 29, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 5, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,098 times since then and 31 times this year. Last updated on April 30, 2015, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 5, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. 3, 4. submitted on April 30, 2015, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on August 2, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.