U Street Corridor (Shaw) in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Georgia Douglas Johnson Residence
—African Amerian Heritage Trail, Washington, DC —
1461 S Street, NW
During the 1920s and 1930s, this house hosted a Saturday evening literary salon, welcoming such luminaries as Alice Dunbar Nelson, Angelina Grimké, Langston Hughes, Alain Locke, Kelly Miller, and Jean Toomer. Poet and hostess Georgia Douglas Johnson (1877-1966) graduated from the Oberlin Conservatory before moving to Washington in 1910. Here her writing career flourished, making her a nationally recognized figure of the New Negro Renaissance. Besides poetry, Johnson wrote songs, short stories, plays, and a syndicated newspaper column, "Homely Philosophy." Johnson's husband, attorney Henry Lincoln Johnson, was appointed by President Taft as recorder of deeds for the city in 1912.
Georgia Douglas Johnson, 1920s
Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, Howard University
Erected by Cultural Tourism DC.
Marker series. This marker is included in the African American Heritage Trail marker series.
Location. 38° 54.847′ N, 77° 2.057′ W. Marker is in U Street Corridor (Shaw), District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is at the intersection of S Street, NW and 15th Street, NW, on the right when traveling west on S Street, NW. Touch for map.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. This section of 15th St. (within shouting distance of this marker); John Wesley Cromwell Residence (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fifteenth Street Presbyterian Church (about 500 feet away); This is part of the Shaw neighborhood (about 500 feet away); Strong Families and Eminent Citizens (about 600 feet away); Owen D Young Peace Tower (about 700 feet away); The Dupont Circle area has always been (approx. 0.2 miles away); Todd Duncan Residence (approx. 0.2 miles away).
Categories. • African Americans • Arts, Letters, Music • Politics • Women •
Credits. This page was last revised on March 9, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 29, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 234 times since then and 10 times this year. Last updated on March 9, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 29, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.