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This life-sized model of a triceratops may not give autographs but he was the star of a 1968 hit. Uncle Beazley—for that's who he is—"starred" in the movie The Enormous Egg, a film based upon the 1956 children's book of the same name. …
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Alma Thomas (1891-1978), the nationally acclaimed abstract artist, lived in this house from 1907 until her death. In 1924 she became the first graduate of Howard University's Art Department — and possibly the first black woman in the country…
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Thomas Family Home Where Alma Woodsey Thomas American Artist and Teacher Resided 1907 - 1978 This House Was Listed July 28, 1987 in the National Register Of Historic Places National Park Service United States Department of the Interior
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM23PF_st-lukes-episcopal-church-alexander-crummel_Washington-DC.html
This was the first independent black Episcopal parish church in the city. It was established in 1879 by a breakaway group from a Foggy Bottom mission church, St. Mary's Chapel for Colored People, led by former St. Mary's pastor, Alexander Crummell…
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Front: Across the street is St. Luke's Episcopal Church, completed in 1880 by DC's first black Episcopalian congregation. Founding pastor Alexander Crummell was a prominent African American intellectual. After 20 years as a missionary in Liberia,…
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United States Department of the Interior National Park Service National Register of Historic Places John Wesley A.M.E. Zion Church "The National Church of Zion Methodism" 14th and Corcoran Streets, NW Washington, D.C. Listed Novem…
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Alain Locke (1886-1954), a leading 20th-century intellectual and the nation's first black Rhodes Scholar, was a central figure in the New Negro (sometimes called the Harlem) Renaissance. Locke edited The New Negro (1925), an anthology of poems, pr…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM23PB_when-gordon-met-ella_Washington-DC.html
Front: Ella Watson, the subject of photographer Gordon Parks's famous and pointed portrait "American Gothic, Washington, D.C.," rented rooms on this block at 1433 11th Street. Watson worked as a cleaning woman in the headquarters of the Farm Secu…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM23PA_care-for-the-city_Washington-DC.html
Front: Luther Place Memorial Church has been a neighborhood fixture since 1873, when the Maryland Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church established it as a "memorial to God's goodness in delivering the land from slavery and from war." It quick…
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Westernmost panel: 100 Years of Afro-American History By Jerome Johnson Sponsors D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities Sign of the Times Cultural Workshop & Gallery CFC # 16414 & United Black Fund #8558 Panel to the right:: Hon.…
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