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Ebenezer Don Carlos Bassett

(1833-1908)

 
 
Ebenezer Don Carlos Bassett Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 14, 2015
1. Ebenezer Don Carlos Bassett Marker
Inscription. Educator and diplomat. Bassett was principal, Institute for Colored Youth, 1857-69. He was U.S. minister to Haiti, 1869-77; appointed by President Grant, he was the first African-American to receive a diplomatic post. Here he lived his last years
 
Erected 1993 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 59.296′ N, 75° 10.823′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on N. 29th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2121 N 29th Street, Philadelphia PA 19121, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Henry O. Tanner (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pearl Bailey (approx. half a mile away); William Lewis (approx. 0.6 miles away); Strawberry Mansion (approx. 0.7 miles away); John W. Coltrane (approx. 0.7 miles away); Benj. H. Hodgson (approx. 0.8 miles away); Church of the Advocate (approx. 0.9 miles away); Shibe Park/Connie Mack Stadium (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Also see . . .  Ebenezer Don CarlosBassett - Discover Diplomacy. (Submitted on April 19, 2015, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. African AmericansEducation
 
Ebenezer Don Carlos Bassett Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 14, 2015
2. Ebenezer Don Carlos Bassett Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 18, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 240 times since then and 78 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 18, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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