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John C. Asbury

(1862-1941)

 
 
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By Don Morfe, May 17, 2015
1. John C. Asbury Marker
Inscription. A prominent African American Republican who as legislator sponsored a statewide civil rights bill in 1921 that served as a model for future efforts. He was a philanthropist, a founder of Eden Cemetery and Mercy Hospital, and editor of the Odd Fellows’ Journal. Asbury resided here.
 
Erected 2014 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 56.435′ N, 75° 10.294′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on Christian Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1710 Christian Street, Philadelphia PA 19146, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Christian Street YMCA (within shouting distance of this marker); Jack and Jill of America Foundation (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); First African Baptist Church (about 600 feet away); Mercy Hospital (about 700 feet away); Marian Anderson (approx. ¼ mile away); Union Local 274, American Federation of Musicians (approx. ¼ mile away); Tindley Temple (approx. 0.3 miles away); Citizens and Southern Bank (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Categories. African AmericansCivil RightsPolitics
 
John C. Asbury Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 17, 2015
2. John C. Asbury Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 21, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 218 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 21, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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