Daniel A.P. Murray Residence

Daniel A.P. Murray Residence (HM2DU8)

Location: Washington, DC 20001
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 54.844', W 77° 1.518'

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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.

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Daniel Murray
Moorland-Spingarn Research Center Howard University
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HM NumberHM2DU8
Series This marker is part of the Washington, D.C.: African American Heritage Trail series
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Placed ByCultural Tourism DC
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, January 25th, 2019 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 324405 N 4309190
Decimal Degrees38.91406667, -77.02530000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 54.844', W 77° 1.518'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 54' 50.64" N, 77° 1' 31.08" W
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Area Code(s)202, 703
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 934 S St NW, Washington DC 20001, US
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