The '50s and '60sOn May 17, 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court made its historic decision in Brown vs. Board of Education to end segregation in public schools. One of the lawsuits that made up this decision involved the DC schools, and the following September, Washington opened its schools to all. The rocky process of adjusting to desegregation continued over the next years, and in many ways continues today. Civil rights struggles continued in the 1960s, just as the nation was sending its young men to fight in Vietnam. The assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in 1968 provoked devastating riots along 14th Street in Columbia Heights and to a lesser extent along Mount Pleasant Street.
|Placed By||Cultural Tourism DC|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, October 22nd, 2017 at 10:02am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||31N E 166021 N 0|
|Decimal Degrees||38.92871667, -77.03605000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 55.723', W 77° 2.163'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 55' 43.38" N, 77° 2' 9.78" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling West|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1467-1499 Irving St NW, Washington DC 20010, US|
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