"Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child"

"Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child" (HM246X)

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

N 38° 55.031', W 77° 1.866'

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Paul Leroy Robeson (April 9, 1898 - January 23, 1976) was the son of William Drew Robeson a runaway slave and Maria Louisa Bustill, daughter of a prominent Philadelphia Quaker family. Maria died tragically in a fire when Paul was six years old.

In 1915 Paul won an academic scholarship to Rutgers where he was the third African American to enroll and the only one there during his time. He excelled scholastically with acceptance into Phi Beta Kappa and being elected class valedictorian.

He also excelled in athletics earning varsity letters in football, baseball, basketball, and track. In his junior and senior years he was selected first team All American in football.
HM NumberHM246X
Year Placed2015
Placed ByDC Commission on the Arts & Humanities
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, December 30th, 2017 at 10:03am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 323910 N 4309547
Decimal Degrees38.91718333, -77.03110000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 55.031', W 77° 1.866'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 55' 1.8599999999999" N, 77° 1' 51.96" W
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Area Code(s)202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1351 U St NW, Washington DC 20009, US
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