Dupont Circle in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Charles Hamilton Houston Residence
African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC
— 1744 S Street, NW —
At the NAACP Houston worked with Thurgood Marshall and others to challenge discrimination in labor unions, workers' compensation, housing, higher education, jury selection, and access to public services. He laid the groundwork for the legal arguments in Brown v. Board of Education (1954) and many other desegregation victories.
Houston's parents William and Mary bought this house about 1924. He and wife Henrietta Williams Houston moved here about 1943.
Erected by Cultural Tourism DC.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Civil Rights. In addition, it is included in the African American Heritage Trail, and the Historically Black Colleges and Universities 🎓 series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1744.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1744 S Street Northwest, Washington DC 20009, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Embassy of the Kingdom of Eswatini (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 1700 Swann Street (about 500 feet away); Historic Kappa House (about 500 feet away); The Whyland (about 700 feet away); At 1740 New Hampshire Ave. (about 700 feet away); Carl Lutz (approx. 0.2 miles away); All the Row Houses (approx. 0.2 miles away); Charlotte Forten Grimke House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dupont Circle.
More about this marker.
Charles Hamilton Houston in court.
Scurlock Studio Records, Archives Center,
National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Credits. This page was last revised on May 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 14, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 281 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 14, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.