Just Added to Cultural & Natural Resource Directory: Washington DC African American Heritage Trail

Washington DC’s African American Heritage Trail has been added to our “Cultural & Natural Resource Directory”

In 2004 The Hecht Company building located at 7th and F street was renovated and renamed Terrell Place. It was named after Mary Church Terrell who in 1950-1951 at the age 80+, joined/maybe even lead others in picketing Hecht’s…demanding that the store integrate their segregated lunch counter.

“Bowing to pressure, in January 1952, Hecht’s announced that the entire store was open to all.”

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