2010 R Street, Northwest
—African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC —Senator Blanche Kelso Bruce (1841-1898) and his wife Josephine Beall Willson Bruce (1853-1923), leaders of Washington's "aristocrats of color," lived here from 1890 to 1898. Born in Virginia, Blanche escaped slavery during the Civil War, attended Oberlin College, and became the first African American to serve a full term in the U.S. Senate (1874 — 1880), representing Mississippi. Later he was appointed DC recorder of deeds and register of the U.S. Treasury. Josephine helped found the National Association of Colored Women and the Book Lovers Club, which organized the city's first YWCA. After Blanche's death she served as lady principal of Tuskegee Institute.
|Series||This marker is part of the Washington, D.C.: African American Heritage Trail series|
|Placed By||Cultural Tourism DC|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, June 26th, 2018 at 1:05pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 322618 N 4309060|
|Decimal Degrees||38.91253333, -77.04586667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 54.752', W 77° 2.752'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 54' 45.12" N, 77° 2' 45.12" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2010 R St NW, Washington DC 20009, US|
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