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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Southwest in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

African-American History in Southwest

 
 
African-American History in Southwest Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 24, 2017
1. African-American History in Southwest Marker
Inscription. The Southwest Waterfront’s history is closely tied to African-American history. Leading up to the Civil War many people of color—those still enslaved as well as some freed individuals—lived and worked here, and some helped build the original wharves. Later, the area’s affordable housing and labor opportunities attracted thousands of newly freed slaves, and a close knit community with many rich and storied traditions developed along the waterfront neighborhood.
 
Location. 38° 52.752′ N, 77° 1.572′ W. Marker is in Southwest, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from Wharf Street Southwest. Touch for map. This marker is on the District Pier at Washington Wharf in Southwest Washington. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20024, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Creating the Waterfront (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War at the Southwest Waterfront (within shouting distance of this marker); Underground Railroad and Waterway (within shouting distance of this marker); Navigating the Potomac River (within shouting distance of this marker); Urban Renewal
African-American History in Southwest Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 24, 2017
2. African-American History in Southwest Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Long Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Houseboats on the Waterfront (within shouting distance of this marker); America's Oldest Operating Fish Market (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Southwest.
 
Categories. African AmericansNotable PlacesSettlements & Settlers
 
Washington, D.C. Cook who works in one of the seafood restaurants in the fish market district image. Click for full size.
By John Ferrell, March 1942
3. Washington, D.C. Cook who works in one of the seafood restaurants in the fish market district
Library of Congress
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 4, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 4, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 60 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 4, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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