African American Heritage Trail
—601 50th Street, NE —The National Training School for Women and Girls was founded here in 1909 by Nannie Helen Burroughs (1879 - 1961). With its focus on the "three B's" — "Bible, bath and broom" — the school taught skills such as business, sewing, and printing. It sustained itself through contributions, plus a laundry operation, the sale of student-made goods, and a summer school. Burroughs as prolific writer and popular and stirring orator, was a wise leader in the National Baptist Convention and the women's and civil rights movements. The school, renamed to honor her in 1964, offers nursery through sixth grade. The Progressive National Baptist Convention headquarters occupies a separate building on the grounds.
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|Date Added||Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 at 5:02pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 332659 N 4307246|
|Decimal Degrees||38.89816667, -76.92968333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 53.89', W 76° 55.781'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 53' 53.4" N, 76° 55' 46.86" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 603-699 50th St NE, Washington DC 20019, US|
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