African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC3044 P Street, NWEmma V. Brown (1840-1902) was an accomplished poet and the first African American teacher to be employed by the DC Public Schools. Educated at Myrtilla Miner's school on N Street, NW, and at Oberlin College, native Washingtonian Brown opened a private school for neighborhood children here in her home. When in 1864 the city authorized public funds to educate black children, Brown began teaching classes at Ebenezer Methodist Episcopal Church (now Ebenezer United Methodist) on Capitol Hill. Eventually she served as principal at John F. Cook and Sumner Schools.
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|Series||This marker is part of the Washington, D.C.: African American Heritage Trail series|
|Placed By||Cultural Tourism DC|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, September 12th, 2016 at 9:02pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 321314 N 4308721|
|Decimal Degrees||38.90921667, -77.06081667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 54.553', W 77° 3.649'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 54' 33.18" N, 77° 3' 38.94" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 3042 P St NW, Washington DC 20007, US|
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