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Wilmington in New Castle County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

South Wilmington

Cradle of African-American Political Leadership

 
 
South Wilmington Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, November 22, 2008
1. South Wilmington Marker
Inscription.  William J. Winchester, after serving 16 years on Wilmington City Council, became the first of his race elected to the Delaware House of Representatives. He served from 1948 until his death in 1952. Herman M. Holloway, Sr., became the first African-American elected to the State Senate in 1964. Henrietta Johnson was the first African-American female elected to the House of Representatives, serving from 1970-1978. (Marker Number NC-86.)
 
Location. 39° 43.644′ N, 75° 32.601′ W. Marker is in Wilmington, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is at the intersection of New Castle Ave. (Delaware Route 9) and C Street, on the right when traveling north on New Castle Ave.. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wilmington DE 19801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Swedes Landing Trail (approx. half a mile away); Mother Union American Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); Old Swedes' Church (approx. ¾ mile away); Major Peter Jaquett (approx. ¾ mile away); The Great Railroad Boom
Henrietta Johnson Medical Center image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, November 22, 2008
2. Henrietta Johnson Medical Center
(approx. ¾ mile away); Frank Furness Railroad District (approx. ¾ mile away); Anthony - Delaware's First Known Black Settler (approx. 0.8 miles away); Fort Christina National Historic Landmark (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilmington.
 
Also see . . .  History of the Henrietta Johnson Medical Center. (Submitted on December 5, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. 20th CenturyAfrican AmericansNotable Persons
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on February 27, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 5, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,008 times since then and 10 times this year. Last updated on February 25, 2019, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 5, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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