Josephine Butler

Josephine Butler (HM2LZX)

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N 38° 54.161', W 77° 1.91'

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1920 - 1997

Josephine Butler (1920-1997) was a tireless and dedicated community activist. As a young woman she organized the first union of black female laundry workers in DC and the country.

In the 1950s Butler shepherded the Adams and Morgan elementary schools through desegregation, thereby uniting the neighborhood since then known as Adams Morgan. She worked for better health care, air quality, and parks, and in 1971 co-founded the DC Statehood Party, once headquartered nearby, at 11th and K streets, NW.
Year Placed2019
Placed ByCharles Bergen Studios, funded by the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities Public Art Building Communities Grant and the Downtown Business Improvement District
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Date Added Saturday, October 19th, 2019 at 5:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 323811 N 4307939
Decimal Degrees38.90268333, -77.03183333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 54.161', W 77° 1.91'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 54' 9.6600000000001" N, 77° 1' 54.6" W
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