Pleasant Plains in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Miner Teachers College
African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC
2565 Georgia Avenue, NW
Miner Teachers College, which operated here from 1914 until 1955, was the principal school training black teachers in the city for more than 70 years. Named for Myrtilla Miner (1815-1864), a white educator who founded Miner Normal School in 1851, the school became part of the DC Public Schools system in 1879. Under the leadership of Howard University graduate Lucy Ellen Moten (1851-1933), Miner became one of the top teacher training institutions in the county. In 1955 it merged with the white Wilson Teachers College, which became part of the University of the District of Columbia in 1977.
Erected by Cultural Tourism, DC.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Washington, D.C. African American Heritage Trail marker series.
Location. 38° 55.423′ N, 77° 1.341′ W. Marker is in Pleasant Plains, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on Georgia Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. The marker is on a wall along the sidewalk in front of Miner Hall, Howard University. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2565 Georgia Avenue, Washington DC 20001, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of Beyond the Basics (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); General Oliver O. Howard (about 300 feet away); Howard Hall (about 300 feet away); Merriweather Home for Children (about 400 feet away); "The Lake So Blue" (about 500 feet away); Teachers and Preachers (about 500 feet away); Howard University Gallery of Art (about 500 feet away); "Strike!" (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pleasant Plains.
Categories. • African Americans • Education • Man-Made Features •
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