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Landmarks Honoring African American Women

Mary McLeod Bethune: Educator, Civil Rights Activist, Presidential Advisor; Park and Plaque, Mayesville, SC; Statue, Lincoln Park and House, 1318 Vermont St. NE Washington, D.C.; House & Street, Bethune-Cookman College, Daytona Beach, FL;        Nannie Burroughs: Educator, Businesswoman, Religious Leader; Street Name, exit off Rte. 295 and School, 601 50th St. NE, Washington, DC                                                     Septima Poinsette Clark: Civil Rights Activist, Teacher; Monument, end of Calhoun St., Charleston, SC                                                                                                                             Ella Fitzgerald: Jazz Singer, “First Lady of Song”; Statue, main entrance, Amtrak/Metro-North Railroad Station, Yonkers, NY                                                                     Clara Hale: Humanitarian; House, Sculpture, 154 W. 122 St, New York, NY                          Fannie Lou Hamer: Civil Rights Activist, Poor People’s Advocate; Statue and Memorial Garden,  Ruleville, MI                                                                                                                 Barbara Jordan: Lawyer, Civil Rights Activist, Politician; Statues, University of Texas, and Airport, Street Name, Schools, Austin, TX; Bust, Chapman University, Orange, CA       Daisy E. Lampkin: Civil Rights Activist; Marker, 2519 E. Webster Av, Pittsburgh, PA       Sojourner Truth: Orator, Abolitionist, Women’s Rights Advocate;  Statue, Florence, MA; Statue and Historic Marker, Battle Creek, MI; Statue, Esopus, NY; Marker, Courthouse, Kingston, NY;  Bust, U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C.                                 Harriet Tubman, Abolitionist, Scout, Spy, Nurse; Statue, 122nd St and Frederick Douglass Blvd., New York, NY; Statue, Boston, MA; Statue, Ypsilanti, MI; Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Monument, Maryland; Harriet Tubman National Historical Park, Cayuga County, NY; Plaque, City Hall, Auburn, NY                                            Madam C. J. Walker, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Museum & Theater, Indianapolis, IN, Historic Marker,  Irvington On Hudson, NY;                                                                              Maggie Walker: Businesswoman, First Woman Banker, Historic Site and Museum, 600 N 2nd St.,  Richmond, Viriginia                                                                                                       Phillis Wheatley, Poet; Statue, Commonwealth Ave. between Gloucester St. and Fairfield, Boston, MA;                                                                                                                   Mary Lou Williams, Jazz Composer & Pianist, Marker, 328 Lincoln Ave.,  Pittsburgh, PA


Barbara Jordan, Austin, Texas

Barbara Jordan, Austin, Texas

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