Georgetown in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Emma V. Brown Residence
African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC
3044 P Street, NW
Emma V. Brown (1840-1902) was an accomplished poet and the first African American teacher to be employed by the DC Public Schools. Educated at Myrtilla Miner's school on N Street, NW, and at Oberlin College, native Washingtonian Brown opened a private school for neighborhood children here in her home. When in 1864 the city authorized public funds to educate black children, Brown began teaching classes at Ebenezer Methodist Episcopal Church (now Ebenezer United Methodist) on Capitol Hill. Eventually she served as principal at John F. Cook and Sumner Schools.
Erected by Cultural Tourism DC.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Washington, DC African American Heritage Trail marker series.
Location. 38° 54.553′ N, 77° 3.649′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on P Street, NW. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3044 P Street, NW, Washington DC 20007, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Volunteerism and Valor (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Georgetown "Cathedral" (about 300 feet away); The Presbyterian Congregation in George Town, The Cornerstone of the Original Christ Church (about 400 feet away); Mt. Zion United Methodist Church Parsonage (about 700 feet away); Dumbarton United Methodist Church (about 800 feet away); Mount Zion United Methodist Church and Heritage Center, and the Female Union Band Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Colonial (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
Also see . . . Emma V. Brown, African American Heritage Trail. (Submitted on December 22, 2017, by Devry Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
Categories. • African Americans • Education •
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