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Solomon G. Brown

 
 
Solomon G. Brown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 29, 2013
1. Solomon G. Brown Marker
Inscription.
Solomon G. Brown (1829-1906), the Smithsonian’s
first African-American employee, retired in 1906
after 54 years of service. Brown, well-known for his
lectures on natural history, was also an avid poet
and Anacostia community leader.


Wisdom from these minds would flow Increasing knowledge more and more; Now younger men can easily learn Just how these great men were concerned In diffusing useful knowledge. . . . By Solomon Brown, 1902, in honor of his 50th year at the Smithsonian Institution
 
Erected by Smithsonian Institution.
 
Location. 38° 53.507′ N, 77° 1.569′ W. Marker is in The National Mall, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on Constitution Avenue, NW (U.S. 50) east of 12th Street, NW. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20224, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cedar of Lebanon (here, next to this marker); Colossal Head 4 (replica) (within shouting distance of this marker); Equal Justice Under the Law (within shouting distance of this marker); Petrified Wood (about 400
The Solomon G. Brown Marker (right), together with the Cedar of Lebanon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, August 29, 2013
2. The Solomon G. Brown Marker (right), together with the Cedar of Lebanon Marker
- at the north (Constitution Ave.) entrance to the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.
feet away, measured in a direct line); Our Tax Dollars (about 500 feet away); Nathan Hale (about 500 feet away); Temple for Our History (about 700 feet away); G-Men and G-Women (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in The National Mall.
 
Also see . . .  The Smithsonian Associates: Man of Mark - "Solomon G. Brown". (Submitted on November 15, 2013, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Categories. African AmericansNotable PersonsScience & MedicineWar, US Civil
 
Solomon G. Brown - close-up of photo on marker image. Click for full size.
3. Solomon G. Brown - close-up of photo on marker
from Smithsonian Civil War Studies
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 4, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 10, 2013, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 289 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 15, 2013, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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