Colonial Village in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Frank D. Reeves
7760 16th Street, NW
—African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC —
Erected by Cultural Tourism DC, funded by the DC Historic Preservation Office.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Washington, D.C. African American Heritage Trail marker series.
Location. 38° 59.133′ N, 77° 2.191′ W. Marker is in Colonial Village, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on 16th Street near Kalmia Road, NW, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7760 16th Street NW, Washington DC 20012, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least Blair Mansion: Silver Spring / Blair Station Post Office (approx. 0.4 miles away in Maryland); Original Federal Boundary Stone NE 1 (approx. half a mile away); Blair House (approx. half a mile away in Maryland); Early's Raid on Washington (approx. half a mile away in Maryland); Silver Spring B & O Railroad Station (approx. half a mile away in Maryland); Silver Spring Armory 1914 (approx. half a mile away in Maryland); The Silver Spring (approx. half a mile away in Maryland); Silver Spring Shopping Center (approx. half a mile away in Maryland).
Also see . . . Frank D. Reeves Residence. “In the 1950s he worked with Thurgood Marshall, James Nabrit, and others on the battle to desegregate public schools. He was the first African American chosen to sit on the DC Board of Commissioners, the three-man panel that ran the city from 1874 until limited home rule was instituted in 1967. He declined the appointment. In 1960 Reeves became the first African American member of the Democratic National Committee.” (Submitted on July 21, 2009.)
Categories. • African Americans • Civil Rights • Notable Persons •
Credits. This page was last revised on October 30, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 23, 2009, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,713 times since then and 50 times this year. Last updated on November 19, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 23, 2009, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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