African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC
—26th and O Streets, NW —Rose Park Playground was established in 1918 by the Ancient Order of the Sons and Daughters of Moses to serve African American children. The city acquired it in 1922. Georgetown neighbors ignored the segregation rules at this "colored" facility, although city officials periodically tried to enforce them. In 1949 Rose Park became part of an official, successful experimentation in nonsegregation organized by the American Friends Service Committee.
|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||Sunday, July 22nd, 2018 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 321837 N 4308589|
|Decimal Degrees||38.90813333, -77.05475000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 54.488', W 77° 3.285'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 54' 29.28" N, 77° 3' 17.1" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near Rock Creek Park Trails, Washington DC 20007, US|
|Alternative Maps||Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap|
Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.