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Can you identify these famous Civil Rights leaders?

All four lived in this Southwest DC neighborhood!

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, October 20, 2017
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Inscription.  Who are these famous Civil Rights leaders?

Barbara Jordan (upper left)(some text missing due to illegibility)

Patsy Mink (wearing...    (some text missing due to illegibility) ... supporter of civil rights legislation including Title IX, which prohibits sex discrimination for educational programs receiving federal financial assistance. Title IX was renamed the Patsy T. Mink Equal Opportunity in Education Act on Oct. 9, 2002, in her honor. She lived nearby at 611 6th Place, SW.

Molly Yard (bottom left), president of the National Organization for Women (1987-1991) was a long-time friend of Dorothy Height. Both attended Eleanor Roosevelt's young women leadership training. She helped organize the 1963 March on Washington, pictured in the background of the adjacent Dorothy Height Call Box. She worked closely with Eleanor Roosevelt, Lyndon Johnson, and women's rights leader Eleanor Smeal (in the top right background photo between the "Feminists at the Majority" signs). Molly Yard lived on the 600 block of 7th Street, SW.

Alexis Herman (bottom right), close friend of Dorothy
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By Devry Becker Jones, October 20, 2017
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Height. At 29, she served as the youngest director of the Women's Bureau under President Carter (1977-81). During the Clinton Administration she was Director of the White House Office of Public Liaison (1993-97) and later, Secretary of Labor (1997-2001). Alexis Herman lived here at 700 7th Street, SW for many years.

Theresa A. Jenkins produced this graphic collage with Adobe Photoshop.
Dr. Patricia E. Ortman provided artistic consultation and advice to the design team including Saadia Athias, Perry and Susan Klein.
Gelberg Signs fabricated and installed the artwork in both Call Boxes.

Program Funders and Managers for this and the adjacent Dorothy Height Call Box:
Art on Call is a program of Cultural Tourism DC, with support from:
DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities,
DC Creates Public Art Program,
District Department of Transportation
Office of Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development.

Local Sponsors:

The Southwest Neighborhood Assembly (SWNA),
Council of Co-owners, Town Square Towers Condominium,
Washington Cable,
Drs. Susan and Perry Klein.

Women's History Month
March 2010
 
Erected 2010 by Cultural Tourism DC.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Art on Call marker series.
 
Location.
Can you identify these famous Civil Rights leaders? Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, December 28, 2017
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Marker has been reported unreadable. 38° 52.83′ N, 77° 1.306′ W. Marker is in Southwest, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on 7th Street Southwest south of G Street Southwest, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 700 7th Street Southwest, Washington DC 20024, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Dr. Dorothy Height (a few steps from this marker); Equality in Public Education (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Denvel D. Adams (about 600 feet away); Hogate's Rum Bun (about 700 feet away); Escape from Slavery (was approx. 0.2 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Historic Water Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); District Morgue (approx. 0.2 miles away); ADA: Landmark Declaration of Equality for Americans with Disabilities (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Southwest.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 17, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 20, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 125 times since then and 22 times this year. Last updated on March 6, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 20, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   3. submitted on December 28, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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