Statue: Mary McLeod Bethune (July 10, 1875 – May 18, 1955) Location: Lincoln Park, 12th and East Capitol Streets, SE Dedication: July 10, 1974, 10:30am Sculptor: Robert Berks Cost to Taxpayer: $0, $100,000 raised and contributed by the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) On July 10, 1974, on what would have been Mary Bethune’s … Continue reading “Mary McLeod Bethune”
John Edgar Hoover, former head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation is buried in Congressional Cemetery near his family’s plot at site R20/117. He died on May 2, 1972. There is a fence and a bench that carry the FBI seal that were donated by former FBI agents. J. Edgar Hoover was born on New … Continue reading “John Edgar Hoover”
A cenotaph is an “empty tomb” or a monument erected in honor of a person or group of people whose remains are elsewhere. It can also be the initial tomb for a person who has since been interred elsewhere. The history of Congressional Cemetery (1801 E St SE, Washington, DC 20003) begins around the beginning … Continue reading “Cenotaphs”
One of many, this bas relief is on the north wall of the Folger Shakespeare Library depicting a scene from A Midsummer Night’s Dream.