Brookland in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Robert Clifton Weaver Residence Site
African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC
3519 14th Street, NE
Economist Robert Clifton Weaver (1907-1997) was born in Washington and grew up here in Brookland. After graduating from Dunbar High School, he earned three degrees in economics from Harvard and moved into a long career in government service. Weaver became the first African American to hold a New York State cabinet-level position and the first African American member of a presidential cabinet: secretary of President Lyndon Johnson's new Department of Housing and Urban Development. In addition, Weaver served as chairman of the NAACP and, at the end of his life, as president of Baruch College in New York City. His house on this site was replaced in 1973.
Cultural Tourism DC
Funded by the DC Historic Preservation Office
Robert Clifton Weaver
Scurlock Studio Collection, Archives Center,
National Museum of American History,
Erected by Cultural Tourism DC.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Washington, DC African American Heritage Trail marker series.
Location. 38° 55.993′ N, 76° 59.179′ W. Marker is in Brookland, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3519 14th Street NE, Washington DC 20017, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Bunker Hill (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Bunker Hill (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Jackson H. Gerhart House (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Poet's House (approx. ¼ mile away); Sterling A. Brown Residence (approx. ¼ mile away); Corinthian Capital (approx. ¼ mile away); Carlo Angelo Facchina (approx. ¼ mile away); Very Rev. Charles A. Vissani, O.F.M. (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brookland.
Also see . . . Robert Clifton Weaver Residence Site, African American Heritage Trail. (Submitted on December 22, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
Categories. • African Americans • Education • Politics •
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