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Washington Conservatory of Music and School of Expression/Harriet Gibbs-Marscall/Mary P. Burrill

African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC

 

—902 T Street, NW —

 
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By J. Makali Bruton, July 28, 2016
1. Washington Conservatory of Music and School of Expression Marker
Inscription.  The Washington Conservatory of Music and School of Expression, which operated in this building from 1903 until 1960, was one of DC's earliest African American arts institutions.

Harriet Gibbs-Marshall (1868-1941), the first African American to graduate from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, founded the school to inspire and train African American musicians and to preserve the rich heritage of African American music. Mary P. Burrill (ca. 1884-1946), a native Washingtonian, directed the school and taught from 1907 until 1911. Burrill is credited with writing the first feminist play by a black woman, They That Sit in Darkness (1919).

Caption:
Harriet Gibbs-Marshall
Moorland-Singarn Research Center, Howard University
 
Erected by Cultural Tourism DC.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the African American Heritage Trail marker series.
 
Location. 38° 54.93′ N, 77° 1.442′ W. Marker is in U Street Corridor, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker
Washington Conservatory of Music and School of Expression Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 28, 2016
2. Washington Conservatory of Music and School of Expression Marker
The marker is at the far left in this view, low in the hedge.
is at the intersection of T Street Northwest and 9th Street Northwest, on the left when traveling west on T Street Northwest. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 902 T Street Northwest, Washington DC 20001, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cavalry / With Freedom Came Their Schools (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Infantry / With Freedom Came Their Churches (about 400 feet away); Artillery / With Freedom Came Their Cultural Icons (about 500 feet away); Pioneers / With Freedom Came Their Community (about 500 feet away); Musicians / With Freedom Came Their Businesses (about 500 feet away); Sailors / With Freedom Came the Greater YOU (about 500 feet away); Scurlock Studio Site (about 500 feet away); Howard University Sets the Standard (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in U Street Corridor.
 
Categories. African AmericansArts, Letters, MusicWomen
 
Washington Conservatory of Music and School of Expression Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 28, 2016
3. Washington Conservatory of Music and School of Expression Marker
A view west looking down T Street. The marker is low at the corner of the hedge.
Washington Conservatory of Music and School of Expression Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, October 22, 2017
4. Washington Conservatory of Music and School of Expression Marker
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 16, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 29, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 240 times since then and 11 times this year. Last updated on October 23, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 29, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   4. submitted on October 23, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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