National Training School for Women and Girls/ Nannie Helen Burroughs

National Training School for Women and Girls/ Nannie Helen Burroughs (HM1Y87)

Location: Washington, DC 20019
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N 38° 53.89', W 76° 55.781'

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African American Heritage Trail

—601 50th Street, NE —

The National Training School for Women and Girls was founded here in 1909 by Nannie Helen Burroughs (1879 - 1961). With its focus on the "three B's" — "Bible, bath and broom" — the school taught skills such as business, sewing, and printing. It sustained itself through contributions, plus a laundry operation, the sale of student-made goods, and a summer school. Burroughs as prolific writer and popular and stirring orator, was a wise leader in the National Baptist Convention and the women's and civil rights movements. The school, renamed to honor her in 1964, offers nursery through sixth grade. The Progressive National Baptist Convention headquarters occupies a separate building on the grounds.
HM NumberHM1Y87
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Date Added Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 at 5:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 332659 N 4307246
Decimal Degrees38.89816667, -76.92968333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 53.89', W 76° 55.781'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 53' 53.4" N, 76° 55' 46.86" W
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Area Code(s)202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 603-699 50th St NE, Washington DC 20019, US
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