Sterling A. Brown Residence

Sterling A. Brown Residence (HM243J)

Location: Washington, DC 20017
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N 38° 55.842', W 76° 59.385'

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African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC

1222 Kearney Street, NE

Sterling Brown (1901-1989) was a central figure of the New Negro Renaissance of the 1920s and '30s and the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s and '70s. Brown's work includes Southern Road (1932), The Negro in American Fiction (1937), and Negro Poetry and Drama (1937). He edited Negro Caravan, a groundbreaking 1941 anthology. In 1984 he became the city's first poet laureate.

A graduate of Dunbar High School, Williams College, and Harvard University, Brown taught in Howard University's English Department for 40 years. His students including Stokely Carmichael, fondly remembered late-night discussions with Brown here on Kearney Street, the home-turned-salon he shared with wife Daisy Turnbull.

Cultural Tourism DC
Funded by the DC Historic Preservation Office

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Sterling Brown at home.
Moorland-Springarn Research Center, Howard University
HM NumberHM243J
Placed ByCultural Tourism DC
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Date Added Tuesday, December 26th, 2017 at 7:03am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 327528 N 4310968
Decimal Degrees38.93070000, -76.98975000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 55.842', W 76° 59.385'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 55' 50.52" N, 76° 59' 23.1" W
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Area Code(s)202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1218-1222 Kearny St NE, Washington DC 20017, US
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