1800 Vermont Avenue, NW
— African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC —Frelinghuysen University was founded in 1917 to provide education, religious training, and social services for Black working-class adults. Founders include Jesse Lawson, a Howard University-educated lawyer; his wife Rosetta C. Lawson, an advocate for temperance and low-income housing; and Howard sociologist Kelly Miller. The school's name honored U.S. Senator Frederick T. Frelinghuysen of New Jersey, a civil rights activist during Reconstruction (1865-1877).
|Series||This marker is part of the Washington, D.C.: African American Heritage Trail series|
|Placed By||Cultural Tourism DC: Funded by the DC Historic Preservation Office|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 2:27am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 324278 N 4309287|
|Decimal Degrees||38.91491667, -77.02680000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 54.895', W 77° 1.608'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 54' 53.70" N, 77° 1' 36.48" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||202, 703|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1800 Vermont Ave NW, Washington DC 20001, US|
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