633 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.
— African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC —The National Council of Negro Women was founded in 1935 by Mary McLeod Bethune (1875-1955) to "harness the power and extend the leadership of African American women." Early on, the Council campaigned to outlaw the discriminatory poll tax, develop a public health program, adopt anti-lynching legislation, and end discrimination in the U.S. Armed Forces, defense industries and government housing. The Council's 1995 move to this grand, former hotel building made it the only African American organization owning property on historic Pennsylvania Avenue between the Capitol and the White House. The Council created the National Black Family Reunion Celebration in 1986.
|Series||This marker is part of the Washington, D.C.: African American Heritage Trail series|
|Placed By||Cultural Tourism DC and the DC Historic Preservation Office|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 1:36am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 324687 N 4306883|
|Decimal Degrees||38.89335000, -77.02146667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 53.601', W 77° 1.288'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 53' 36.06" N, 77° 1' 17.28" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 675-681 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC 20004, US|
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