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

Ida Wells-Barnett 1862 - 1921

The Extra Mile

 

—Points of Light Volunteer Pathway —

 
Ida Wells-Barnett 1862 - 1921 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 28, 2015
1. Ida Wells-Barnett 1862 - 1921 Marker
Inscription. Ida Wells-Barnett crusaded aggressively for civil rights her entire life and was unafraid to exercise those rights when custom ran contrary to the law. Involved in many civil rights causes, she played leadership roles in the women’s suffrage movement and in the founding of the NAACP. Wells-Barnett became the era’s most outspoken crusader for ending the practice of lynching African-Americans.

“I'd rather go down in history as one lone Negro who dared to tell the government that it had done a dastardly thing than to save my skin by taking back what I have said.”
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Points of Light Volunteer Pathway marker series.
 
Location. 38° 53.894′ N, 77° 1.815′ 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: 1304 G Street Northwest, Washington DC 20004, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Church of the Epiphany (a few steps from this marker); Susan B. Anthony 1820 - 1906 (a few steps from this marker); Jane Addams 1860 - 1935 (within shouting distance of this marker); Dorothea Dix 1802 - 1887
Ida Wells-Barnett 1862 - 1921 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 28, 2015
2. Ida Wells-Barnett 1862 - 1921 Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); W.E.B. DuBois 1868 - 1963 & Mary White Ovington 1865-1951 (within shouting distance of this marker); Children's Hospital (within shouting distance of this marker); Luther and Charlotte Gulick (within shouting distance of this marker); Roger Baldwin 1884 - 1981 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Penn Quarter.
 
Also see . . .  Ida Wells-Barnett. Points of Light. (Submitted on December 29, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
Categories. African AmericansCivil Rights
 
Ida Wells-Barnett image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 28, 2015
3. Ida Wells-Barnett
 
 
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 230 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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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