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Falls Church, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Tinner Hill Monument

 
 
Left Side Plaque of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 16, 2007
1. Left Side Plaque of Monument
Inscription. (Left Side Plaque): This monument commemorates the inhabitants of the Tinner Hill area who risked their livelihoods and their lives to defend the principles of the U.S. Bill of Rights.

Constructed by the
Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation
Dedicated June 5, 1999


President - Edwin Bancroft Henderson, II
Project Director - David Eckert
Designer - John Ballou
Engineer - Guy Razzi
Architect - Mark Coupard
State Sponsor - Delegate Robert Hull

Funded by a Commonwealth of Virginia Grant, the Wollenbert Foundation, individual donations, the donation of land from International Motors and the City of Falls Church.

(Right Side Plaque): N.A.A.C.P.'s First Rural Branch
In 1915, Falls Church ordered residential segregation. Many African-American homeowners would be forced to move. The colored citizens protective league entered a lawsuit to prevent enforcement of the ordinance and joined the N.A.A.C.P. to become its first rural branch in the country. As a result, the segregation ordinance was never enforced and was rescinded in 1917. The Falls Church Branch helped expand the N.A.A.C.P. into rural Virginia, setting a precedent for the South. Crosses were burned and citizens intimidated, but throughout the rest of the century the people of Tinner Hill preserved and
Right Side Plaque of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 16, 2007
2. Right Side Plaque of Monument
successfully fought many battles against segregation.
 
Location. 38° 52.782′ N, 77° 10.604′ W. Marker is in Falls Church, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Washington Street / Lee Highway (U.S. 29) and Tinner Hill Street, on the right when traveling west on Washington Street / Lee Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Falls Church VA 22046, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tinner Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); Henderson House (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Galloway Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rolling Roads (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Story of Big Chimneys (approx. mile away); Big Chimneys (approx. mile away); The Falls Church (approx. mile away); a different marker also named The Falls Church (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Falls Church.
 
Also see . . .  The Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation. (Submitted on December 15, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
 
Categories. African AmericansCivil Rights
 
Tinner Hill Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 16, 2007
3. Tinner Hill Monument
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 15, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,585 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 15, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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