Lucy Diggs Slowe

Lucy Diggs Slowe (HM1Z6W)

Location: Berryville, VA 22611 Clarke County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 8.493', W 77° 58.709'

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(4 Jul. 1883 - 21 Oct. 1837)

Lucy Slowe, educator, was born in Berryville.
In 1908, while attending Howard University,
she became a founding member of Alpha Kappa
Alpha Sorority, the first Greek letter organization
for African American women, and was elected
its first president. In 1917 Slowe won the
national championship in women's singles at the
segregated American Tennis Association's inaugural
tournament. During her career as a public
school teacher and principal, president of
the National Association of College Women,
English professor at Howard University, and
Howard's first Dean of Women (1921-1937), Slowe
worked to combat gender inequities and to
prepare African American women for leadership.
HM NumberHM1Z6W
Year Placed2017
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, June 25th, 2017 at 9:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 242578 N 4336710
Decimal Degrees39.14155000, -77.97848333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 8.493', W 77° 58.709'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 8' 29.58" N, 77° 58' 42.54" W
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Area Code(s)540
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 315 Josephine St, Berryville VA 22611, US
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