National Council of Negro Women

National Council of Negro Women (HMK29)

Location: Washington, DC 20004
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 53.601', W 77° 1.288'

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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.

Caption under photo:Mary McLeod Bethune, right, with Dorothy Height who became the organization's director in 1957.
HM NumberHMK29
Series This marker is part of the Washington, D.C.: African American Heritage Trail series
Placed ByCultural Tourism DC and the DC Historic Preservation Office
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 1:36am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 324687 N 4306883
Decimal Degrees38.89335000, -77.02146667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 53.601', W 77° 1.288'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 53' 36.06" N, 77° 1' 17.28" W
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Area Code(s)202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 675-681 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC 20004, US
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