— Columbia Heights Heritage Trail 14 —The Pitts Motor Hotel, formerly located at 1451 Belmont Street, lingers in memory for two reasons. In the 1960s it was a gathering place of Civil Rights movement leaders. Later it became a "welfare hotel."In March 1968 the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., reserved 30 rooms at the Pitts Hotel to house leaders of the Poor Peoples' Campaign he planned to lead in May. He chose the facility because it was both comfortable and black owned.
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|Date Added||Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 4:01am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 323606 N 4309920|
|Decimal Degrees||38.92048333, -77.03470000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 55.229', W 77° 2.082'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 55' 13.74" N, 77° 2' 4.92" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2307-2311 15th St NW, Washington DC 20009, US|
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