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Penn Quarter in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Ida Wells-Barnett 1862 - 1921

The Extra Mile

 

— Points of Light Volunteer Pathway —

 
Ida Wells-Barnett 1862 - 1921 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 28, 2015
1. Ida Wells-Barnett 1862 - 1921 Marker
Inscription.  Ida Wells-Barnett crusaded aggressively for civil rights her entire life and was unafraid to exercise those rights when custom ran contrary to the law. Involved in many civil rights causes, she played leadership roles in the women’s suffrage movement and in the founding of the NAACP. Wells-Barnett became the era’s most outspoken crusader for ending the practice of lynching African-Americans.

“I'd rather go down in history as one lone Negro who dared to tell the government that it had done a dastardly thing than to save my skin by taking back what I have said.”
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCivil RightsWomen. In addition, it is included in the D.C. - Points of Light Volunteer Pathway, and the Women's Suffrage 🗳️ series lists.
 
Location. 38° 53.894′ N, 77° 1.815′ W. Marker is in Penn Quarter in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker is on G Street Northwest east of 13th Street Northwest, on the right when traveling east
Ida Wells-Barnett 1862 - 1921 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 28, 2015
2. Ida Wells-Barnett 1862 - 1921 Marker
. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1304 G Street Northwest, Washington DC 20004, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Church of the Epiphany (a few steps from this marker); Susan B. Anthony 1820 - 1906 (a few steps from this marker); Jane Addams 1860 - 1935 (within shouting distance of this marker); Dorothea Dix 1802 - 1887 (within shouting distance of this marker); Discover DC / Metro Center (within shouting distance of this marker); Flora Molton (within shouting distance of this marker); W.E.B. DuBois 1868 - 1963 & Mary White Ovington 1865-1951 (within shouting distance of this marker); Alma Thomas (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Penn Quarter.
 
Also see . . .  Ida Wells-Barnett. Points of Light. (Submitted on December 29, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
Ida Wells-Barnett image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 28, 2015
3. Ida Wells-Barnett
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 29, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 337 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 29, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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Feb. 28, 2021