U Street Corridor in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
“No More Auction Block For Me”
Robeson met his future wife Eslanda Cordoza Goode while at Columbia University (1919-1923) where he received a law degree.
His interest in law took a decisive turn when a secretary refused to take dictation from him because of his race. He left the practice of law to dedicate his talent and focus towards a career in the performing arts.
His first major artistic endeavor was to promote Black Spirituals which he did with the first ever concert comprised entirely of works produced by African American composers.
Erected 2015 by DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities.
Location. 38° 55.032′ N, 77° 1.865′ W. Marker is in U Street Corridor, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from U Street Northwest east of 14th Street NW, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1351 U Street NW, Washington DC 20009, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "Old Man River" (here, next to this marker); "Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child" (here, next to this marker); "Wade in the Water" (here, next to this marker); "Stand By Me" "Joshua Fit De Battle Of Jericho" (a few steps from this marker); "Othello" (a few steps from this marker); "All Men Are Brothers" (within shouting distance of this marker); "Scandalize My Name" (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in U Street Corridor.
Categories. • African Americans • Arts, Letters, Music • Education •
Credits. This page was last revised on January 3, 2018. This page originally submitted on December 29, 2017, by Devry Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 55 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 29, 2017, by Devry Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.