Frank D. Reeves

Frank D. Reeves (HMGDS)

Location: Washington, DC 20012
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N 38° 59.133', W 77° 2.191'

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7760 16th Street, NW

— African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC —

Frank D. Reeves (1916-1973), a lawyer and civilrights activist, was part of the team that shaped the1954 Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Courtcase outlawing school segregation. He advisedSenator John F. Kennedy on minority affairs duringthe 1960 presidential campaign, then joined theHoward University School of Law faculty. At the same time Reeves served as legal counsel to the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and helped negotiate the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom as well as the Poor People's Campaign of 1968. The municipal building at 14th and U streets, NW, built in 1986, was named in Reeves's honor. Reeves and his family moved to this house in 1961.
Placed ByCultural Tourism DC, funded by the DC Historic Preservation Office
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Date Added Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 12:42pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 323610 N 4317145
Decimal Degrees38.98555000, -77.03651667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 59.133', W 77° 2.191'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 59' 7.98" N, 77° 2' 11.46" W
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Area Code(s)202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7760 16th St NW, Washington DC 20012, US
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