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U Street Corridor in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

“Stand By Me”

 
 
"Stand By Me" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, December 29, 2017
1. "Stand By Me" Marker
Inscription.
Eslanda Cardozo Goode Robeson, wife of Paul Robeson was the grand daughter of Francis Cardozo the first African American to hold a Statewide office in the United States.

The Cardozo Education Campus located at 13th and Clifton St. NW Washington, DC is named after Francis Cardozo who served as South Carolina's Secretary of State during reconstruction.

"Essie" was an astute manager of Paul's artistic career until her death. She was also a partner with Paul on their condemnation of lynching and racism in the United States and colonialism abroad. "I should like the continent (Africa) to become a zone where no foreign military bases are allowed. I should like this to be paralleled with an ideological truce and an agreement not to try to convert Africa into an economic appendage of any other continent.
 
Erected 2015 by DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.
 
Location. 38° 55.038′ N, 77° 1.865′ W. Marker is in U Street Corridor, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on U Street Northwest. 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. "Joshua Fit De Battle Of Jericho" (here, next to this marker); "Wade in the Water"
"Stand By Me" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, December 29, 2017
2. "Stand By Me" Marker
(here, next to this marker); "Othello" (here, next to this marker); "No More Auction Block For Me" (a few steps from this marker); "Old Man River" (a few steps from this marker); "Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child" (a few steps from this marker); "All Men Are Brothers" (a few steps from this marker); "Scandalize My Name" (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in U Street Corridor.
 
Categories. African AmericansArts, Letters, MusicCivil RightsPolitics
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 3, 2018. This page originally submitted on December 29, 2017, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 75 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 29, 2017, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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