African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC
—934 S Street, NW —Daniel Alexander Payne Murray (1852-1952) was the second African American to hold a professional position at the Library of Congress, achieving the level of assistant librarian by 1881. One of Murray's responsibilities was to gather a copy of every book and pamphlet written by an African American for the Exhibit of Negro Authorship at the 1900 Paris Exposition. Afterwards these works became the foundation of the Library's Collection of Books by Colored Authors (now integrated into the general and rare books collections). A prolific author himself, Murray often wrote on race issues and testified before the U.S. House of Representatives on Jim Crow laws and the black migration from rural to urban areas.
|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||Friday, January 25th, 2019 at 1:01pm PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 324405 N 4309190|
|Decimal Degrees||38.91406667, -77.02530000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 54.844', W 77° 1.518'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 54' 50.64" N, 77° 1' 31.08" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||202, 703|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling East|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 934 S St NW, Washington DC 20001, US|
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