Turbulence and Change

Turbulence and Change (HM228B)

Location: Washington, DC 20010
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 55.723', W 77° 2.163'

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The '50s and '60s

On 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.

Art on Call is a program of Cultural Tourism DC with support from:
DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities
Office of the Deputy Mayor for Economic Development
District Department of Transportation

This call box is also supported by:
Historic Mount Pleasant
National Endowment of the Arts
Nigel Gragg

Michael K. Ross, Sculptor
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HM NumberHM228B
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Placed ByCultural Tourism DC
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Date Added Sunday, October 22nd, 2017 at 10:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)31N E 166021 N 0
Decimal Degrees38.92871667, -77.03605000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 55.723', W 77° 2.163'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 55' 43.38" N, 77° 2' 9.78" 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 1467-1499 Irving St NW, Washington DC 20010, US
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