Dupont Circle in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Charles Hamilton Houston Residence
African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC
—1744 S Street, NW —
At the NAACP Houston worked with Thurgood Marshall and others to challenge discrimination in labor unions, workers' compensation, housing, higher education, jury selection, and access to public services. He laid the groundwork for the legal arguments in Brown v. Board of Education (1954) and many other desegregation victories.
Houston's parents William and Mary bought this house about 1924. He and wife Henrietta Williams Houston moved here about 1943.
Charles Hamilton Houston in court.
Scurlock Studio Records, Archives Center,
National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Erected by Cultural Tourism DC.
Marker series. This marker is included in the African American Heritage Trail marker series.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1744 S Street Northwest, Washington DC 20009, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1700 Swann Street (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Historic Kappa House (about 500 feet away); The Whyland (about 700 feet away); At 1740 New Hampshire Ave. (about 700 feet away); Carl Lutz (approx. 0.2 miles away); All the Row Houses (approx. 0.2 miles away); Charlotte Forten Grimke House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fraser Mansion (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dupont Circle.
Categories. • African Americans • Civil Rights •
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