Brookland in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Sterling A. Brown Residence
African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC
1222 Kearney Street, NE
Sterling Brown (1901-1989) was a central figure of the New Negro Renaissance of the 1920s and '30s and the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s and '70s. Brown's work includes Southern Road (1932), The Negro in American Fiction (1937), and Negro Poetry and Drama (1937). He edited Negro Caravan, a groundbreaking 1941 anthology. In 1984 he became the city's first poet laureate.
A graduate of Dunbar High School, Williams College, and Harvard University, Brown taught in Howard University's English Department for 40 years. His students, including Stokely Carmichael, fondly remembered late-night discussions with Brown here on Kearney Street, the home-turned-salon he shared with wife Daisy Turnbull.
Cultural Tourism DC
Funded by the DC Historic Preservation Office
Sterling Brown at home.
Moorland-Springarn Research Center, Howard University
Erected by Cultural Tourism DC.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Washington, DC African American Heritage Trail marker series.
Location. 38° 55.842′ N, 76° 59.385′ W. Marker is in Brookland, District of Columbia Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1222 Kearny Street NE, Washington DC 20017, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Poet's House (here, next to this marker); The Jackson H. Gerhart House (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Robert Clifton Weaver Residence Site (approx. ¼ mile away); Fort Bunker Hill (approx. 0.3 miles away); Charles Richard Drew Memorial Bridge (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Bunker Hill (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lois Mailou Jones Residence (approx. half a mile away); Carlo Angelo Facchina (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brookland.
Also see . . . Sterling A. Brown Residence, African American Heritage Trail. (Submitted on December 22, 2017, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.)
Categories. • Arts, Letters, Music • Education •
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