John Wesley Cromwell Residence Historical

John Wesley Cromwell Residence Historical (HM1TCP)

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

N 38° 54.892', W 77° 2.004'

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—African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC —

1439 Swann Street, NWLawyer, scholar, and publisher John Wesley Cromwell (1846-1927) lived here from 1894 until his death. Born enslaved in Portsmouth, Virginia, Cromwell moved to Washington in 1871 to study law at Howard University. He published the weekly People's Advocate from 1876 until 1886. In 1896 he joined with Alexander Crummell, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Walter B. Hayson, and Kelly Miller to found the American Negro Academy, a learned society dedicated to advancing African American culture through scholarly publishing and by supporting "youths of genius." Cromwell penned the pioneering study, The First Negro Churches in the District of Colombia (1917), as well as The Negro in American History (1914) and other works.Caption:John Wesley CromwellMoorland-Spingarn Research Center, Howard University
Placed ByCultural Tourism DC
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Date Added Friday, July 29th, 2016 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 323705 N 4309294
Decimal Degrees38.91486667, -77.03340000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 54.892', W 77° 2.004'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 54' 53.52" N, 77° 2' 0.24" W
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Area Code(s)202
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1437 Swann St NW, Washington DC 20009, US
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