Glen Echo Park: Protest Years 1960

Glen Echo Park: Protest Years 1960 (HM3BJ)

Location: Glen Echo, MD 82214 Montgomery County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 58.044', W 77° 8.317'

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On June 30, 1960 local university students and citizens began a sit-in confrontation and picket line to challenge the long-standing segregation policies at the Park. Their efforts succeeded in 1961 when the Park's private owner, Rekab, Inc., finally opened the doors to all races.
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The demonstrators included national figures, local residents and student activists.
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Gwendolyn Britt at left, was an 18-year-old Howard University student who later became a Maryland state senator.
HM NumberHM3BJ
Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 5:30am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 314719 N 4315334
Decimal Degrees38.96740000, -77.13861667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 58.044', W 77° 8.317'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 58' 2.64" N, 77° 8' 19.02" W
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Area Code(s)307
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2-20 Unnamed Road, Glen Echo MD 82214, US
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