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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMRAM_a-home-away-from-home_Washington-DC.html
The Thurgood Marshall Center for Service and Heritage occupies the historic Italian Renaissance-style building of the 12th Street YMCA, known after 1972 as the Anthony Bowen YMCA. The 12th Street YMCA was the first African American YMCA in the …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1EM6_bishop-payne-divinity-school_Petersburg-VA.html
The Bishop Payne Divinity School began here in 1878 at the St. Stephen's Episcopal Church Normal and Industrial School. For 71 years it prepared black men for the ministry in the church. Giles B. Cooke (1838-1937) headed the vocational school and …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMKYD_first-baptist-church_Farmville-VA.html
The First Baptist Church was organized in 1866 as an outgrowth of the predominantly white Farmville Baptist Church. In 1949, following the death of the Rev. C. H. Griffin, the Church voted unanimously to call his son, L. Francis Griffin, as pastor…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM35S_norton-s-townshend-m-d_Avon-OH.html
(1815-1895) A progressive farmer, physician, and legislator, Norton S. Townshend lived in Avon from 1830 until his death. His introduction of field drainage tile significantly increased the productivity of Avon farmland. A well-educated country do…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMGCF_miss-dohertys-college-preparatory-school-for-girls_Cincinnati-OH.html
Mary Harlan Doherty was born in 1862 in the Dayton Street neighborhood of Cincinnati. She graduated from Woodward High School in 1880 at a time when women were not expected to go to college, but rather to marry, raise children, and take care of ho…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMA4G_student-voices_Athens-OH.html
College Green has served as a forum for the voices of Ohio University's students throughout its history. Whether supporting civil rights, advocating for the abolishment of women's curfews, or in protest, students have and will continue to play a v…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMGTB_jeremiah-o-donovan-rossa-o-donnabhain-rosa_Dublin-Dublin.html
Ni dhéanfaidh gáeil bhearmao orc go brách [Gaelic transcription is best effort] ——— Erected in 1954. An uncut rock of Wicklow granite symbolises the patriot's unbreakable spirit. Into the rock is set a plaque bearing …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMDZ3_76-washington-street_St-Augustine-FL.html
The St. Augustine office of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was located in this building from the 1970's until the early 1990's. The organization's roots in the Ancient City began much earlier. William Englis…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMKYL_beulah-ame-church_Farmville-VA.html
Beulah African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church was founded in 1868. Originally, it was known as The Colored Methodist Church of Farmville. The original wooden-framed building was destroyed, by fire in 1898. The cornerstone on the present building…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMNS7_southeast-kansas-coal-mining_Pittsburg-KS.html
Phase One: Pioneer MiningThe coal fields of Cherokee and Crawford Counties covered over 300 square miles of land, making it a prime area for coal mining. When early settlers first moved into the area in the 1800's, they were amazed to see the coal…
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