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Penn Quarter in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

W.E.B. DuBois 1868 - 1963 & Mary White Ovington 1865-1951

The Extra Mile

 

—Points of Light Volunteer Pathway —

 
W.E.B DuBois 1868 - 1963<br>Mary White Ovington 1865-1951 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 28, 2015
1. W.E.B DuBois 1868 - 1963
Mary White Ovington 1865-1951 Marker
Inscription. In 1909, W.E.B. DuBois, a leading spokesman in the Campaign for racial equality, joined Mary White Ovington, Moorfield Storey, William English Walling, John Milholland, Oswald Garrison Villard, Frances Blascoer and 54 other prominent Americans as founding officers of the NAACP. Both Ovington and DuBois served in crucial roles at the NAACP for decades, helping guide its policies and programs.

“I believe that all men black and brown and white, are brothers, varying in time and opportunity, in form and gift and feature, but differing in no essential particular, and alike in soul and the possibility of infinite development.” — W.E.B. DuBois
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Points of Light Volunteer Pathway marker series.
 
Location. 38° 53.897′ N, 77° 1.86′ W. Marker is in Penn Quarter, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from G Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1330 G Street Northwest, Washington DC 20005, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Luther and Charlotte Gulick (a few steps from this marker); Harriet Tubman circa 1820 - 1913 (within shouting distance of this marker); Dorothea Dix 1802 - 1887
W.E.B DuBois 1868 - 1963<br>Mary White Ovington 1865-1951 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 28, 2015
2. W.E.B DuBois 1868 - 1963
Mary White Ovington 1865-1951 Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Jane Addams 1860 - 1935 (within shouting distance of this marker); Susan B. Anthony 1820 - 1906 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Church of the Epiphany (within shouting distance of this marker); Ida Wells-Barnett 1862 - 1921 (within shouting distance of this marker); Cesar Chavez (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Penn Quarter.
 
Also see . . .  Mary White Ovington and William Edward Burghardt (W.E.B.) Dubois. Points of Light. (Submitted on December 29, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
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W.E.B DuBois image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 28, 2015
3. W.E.B DuBois
Mary White Ovington image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 28, 2015
4. Mary White Ovington
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 27, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 29, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 234 times since then and 68 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 29, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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