Philadelphia in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
On February 23-25, 1979, about 300 activists from across the nation met at the Arch Street Meeting House to plan the seminal National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights. Here, leaders organized a march on October 14, 1979, that with 100,000 demonstrators helped define and propel a national civil rights movement.
Erected by City of Philadelphia.
Location. 39° 57.139′ N, 75° 8.796′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is at the intersection of Arch Street and N 4th Street, on the left when traveling west on Arch Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19106, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Benjamin Franklin (within shouting distance of this marker); Keys To Community (within shouting distance of this marker); Arch Street Friends (within shouting distance of this marker); National Funeral For President Washington (within shouting distance of this marker); Friends Meeting (within shouting distance of this marker); Arch Street Meeting House Benjamin Rush, M.D. (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
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