U Street Corridor (Shaw) in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Louise Burrell Miller Residence
—African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC —
1204 T Street, NW
Louise Burrell Miller led a group that successfully sued the DC Board of Education in 1952 to have deaf African American children educated within the District. Until Miller v. the Board of Education, the children, including Miller's young son Kenneth, were sent to boarding schools in Baltimore and Pennsylvania. This was a painful ordeal for children with communication challenges. After the U.S. District Court's decision, the children attended Kendall School for the Deaf, on the grounds of Gallaudet College in Northeast Washington. They were still educated separately from whites until after the U.S. Supreme Court outlawed school segregation in 1954 (Brown v. Board of Education).
Louise Burrell Miller with her son Kenneth and husband Luther Miller, Jr., at the Pennsylvania School for the Deaf, about 1950.
Collection of the Miller family.
Erected by Cultural Tourism DC.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Washington, DC African American Heritage Trail marker series.
Location. 38° 54.931′ N, 77° 1.7′ W. Marker is in U Street Corridor (Shaw), District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on T Street, NW west of Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1204 T Street, NW, Washington DC 20009, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Home Away From Home (within shouting distance of this marker); The Whitelaw Hotel and “the Duke” (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Frelinghuysen University/Jesse Lawson and Rosetta C. Lawson (about 500 feet away); Marlon Francisco Morales (about 500 feet away); Edward “Duke” Ellington Residence (about 500 feet away); Washington Afro-American Newspaper Office Building (about 600 feet away); The True Reformer Building (about 600 feet away); You Had to Wear a Tie (about 600 feet away).
Categories. • African Americans • Civil Rights • Education •
Credits. This page was last revised on January 28, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 29, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 284 times since then and 124 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 29, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. 3. submitted on July 30, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.