Henderson House
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Black Dog Trackers
N 38° 52.857 W 077° 10.525
18S E 311301 N 4305814
Quick Description: A historic house in Falls Church, Virginia
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 8/19/2006 9:37:28 AM
Waymark Code: WMMNN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member flyingmoose
Views: 25

Long Description:
Henderson House
This colonial revival bungalow (Part of 1724 1,279-acre Pearson Grant) bought by Dr. Edwin B. Henderson in 1913. Henderson's ancestors include Powhattan chief Mimetou. In 1904 he was african-american certified to teach physical education; 1926-1954 director of P.E. in DC segregated schools. Long active as organizer, coach, and official in new "negro" leagues. Author in 1939 of "The Negro in Sports"; he also wrote over 3,000 letters to editors stressing need for equal opportunities. He and Mary Ellen, a primary school educator, were active civil rights activists for over 50 years.
Marker Title: Henderson House

Marker Location: 307 South Maple Avenue

County or Independent City: City of Falls Church

Web Site: [Web Link]

Marker Program Sponsor: City of Falls Church

Marker Number: Not listed

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