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

“Joshua Fit De Battle Of Jericho”

 
 
"Joshua Fit De Battle Of Jericho" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, December 29, 2017
1. "Joshua Fit De Battle Of Jericho" Marker
Inscription.
Paul Robeson Jr. (November 2, 1927 - April 26, 2014) was Paul and Essies only child.

He was born in Brooklyn, NY and as a young boy lived with his grandmother in Moscow where his parents sought to protect him from American racism.

He attended school with the daughter of Joseph Stalin. He admired his father, shared his political views, and for more than twenty years served as his fathers personal aid. "I follow in my father's cultural tradition, and like him, I am a Black radical."
 
Erected 2015 by DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities.
 
Location. 38° 55.038′ N, 77° 1.867′ 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. "Stand By Me" (here, next to this marker); "Othello" (here, next to this marker); "Wade in the Water" (here, next to this marker); "No More Auction Block For Me" (a few steps from this marker); "Old Man River"
"Joshua Fit De Battle Of Jericho" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, December 29, 2017
2. "Joshua Fit De Battle Of Jericho" Marker
(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.
 
Additional keywords. segregation
 
Categories. African AmericansCivil RightsPolitics
 
 
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 66 times since then and 19 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.
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