Washington Conservatory of Music and School of Expression Historical

Washington Conservatory of Music and School of Expression Historical (HM1TCR)

Location: Washington, DC 20001
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 54.93', W 77° 1.442'

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Harriet Gibbs-Marscall/Mary P. Burrill

—African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC —

902 T Street, NWThe Washington Conservatory of Music and School of Expression, which operated in this building from 1903 until 1960, was one of DC's earliest African American arts institutions.Harriet Gibbs-Marshall (1868-1941), the first African American to graduate from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, founded the school to inspire and train African American musicians and to preserve the rich heritage of African American music. Mary P. Burrill (ca. 1884-1946), a native Washingtonian, directed the school and taught from 1907 until 1911. Burrill is credited with writing the first feminist play by a black woman, They That Sit in Darkness (1919).Caption:Harriet Gibbs-MarshallMoorland-Singarn Research Center, Howard University
Placed ByDC Cultural Tourism
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Date Added Friday, July 29th, 2016 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 324519 N 4309347
Decimal Degrees38.91550000, -77.02403333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 54.93', W 77° 1.442'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 54' 55.8" N, 77° 1' 26.52" W
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Area Code(s)202, 703
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1832 9th St NW, Washington DC 20001, US
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