Women’s History Month DC Memorials

Celebrating Women’s History Month with a listing of a few statues in Washington, D.C., dedicated to women.

Black History Month, DC Memorials

A celebration of Black History Month in DC with by learning about a few statues and memorials dedicated to famous African-Americans.

Mary McLeod Bethune

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

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”