Georgia Douglas Johnson Residence Historical

Georgia Douglas Johnson Residence Historical (HM1TCX)

Location: Washington, DC 20009
Country: United States of America

N 38° 54.847', W 77° 2.057'

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—African Amerian Heritage Trail, Washington, DC —

1461 S Street, NWDuring the 1920s and 1930s, this house hosted a Saturday evening literary salon, welcoming such luminaries as Alice Dunbar Nelson, Angelina Grimké, Langston Hughes, Alain Locke, Kelly Miller, and Jean Toomer. Poet and hostess Georgia Douglas Johnson (1877-1966) graduated from the Oberlin Conservatory before moving to Washington in 1910. Here her writing career flourished, making her a nationally recognized figure of the New Negro Renaissance. Besides poetry, Johnson wrote songs, short stories, plays, and a syndicated newspaper column, "Homely Philosophy." Johnson's husband, attorney Henry Lincoln Johnson, was appointed by President Taft as recorder of deeds for the city in 1912.Caption:Georgia Douglas Johnson, 1920sMoorland-Spingarn Research Center, Howard University
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HM NumberHM1TCX
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Placed ByCultural Tourism DC
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, July 29th, 2016 at 9:02pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 323627 N 4309213
Decimal Degrees38.91411667, -77.03428333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 54.847', W 77° 2.057'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 54' 50.82" N, 77° 2' 3.42" W
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Area Code(s)202
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1461 S St NW, Washington DC 20009, US
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