Lincoln Park (Washington, D.C.)

Lincoln Hospital during the Civil War
The Emancipation Memorial by Thomas Ball
A larger-than-life-size statue of African American educator and activist Mary McLeod Bethune

Largest urban park located in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C. It was known historically as Lincoln Square.

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Mary McLeod Bethune

American educator, philanthropist, humanitarian, womanist, and civil rights activist.

Bethune photographed by Carl Van Vechten on April 6, 1949
The cabin in Mayesville, South Carolina 
where Mary McLeod was born
Mary McLeod Bethune with girls from the Literary and Industrial Training School for Negro Girls in Daytona, c. 1905.
Marian Anderson celebrated contralto and Mary McLeod Bethune, Director of Negro Affairs in the National Youth Administration at the launching of the SS Booker T. Washington with unidentified workers who helped construct the first Liberty ship named for an African American at the California Shipbuilding Corporation's yards by Alfred T. Palmer.
Mary McLeod Bethune (left) and Eleanor Roosevelt (center), 1943
Painting of Bethune by Betsy Graves Reyneau
The Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site in Washington, D.C.
A painting of Bethune on display at the World Methodist Museum, Lake Junaluska, North Carolina
Mary Bethune bust by Selma Burke

Honors include designation of her home in Daytona Beach as a National Historic Landmark, her house in Washington, D.C. as a National Historic Site, and the installation of a memorial sculpture of her in Lincoln Park in Washington, D.C. The 17 ft bronze statue, unveiled in 1974, “is the first monument to honor an African American and a woman in a public park in Washington, D.C." The Legislature of Florida designated her in 2018 as the subject of one of Florida's two statues in the National Statuary Hall Collection.

East Capitol Street

Major street that divides the northeast and southeast quadrants of Washington, D.C. It runs due east from the United States Capitol to the DC-Maryland border.

East Capitol Street at its intersection with 8th Street, looking towards the U.S. Capitol

The street is uninterrupted until Lincoln Park then continues eastward to Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium.

Emancipation Memorial

The Emancipation Memorial in 2014
A postcard captioned "Lincoln Statue" depicts the Emancipation Memorial circa 1900.
Detail from the masthead of The Liberator
This early small demonstration version by Ball was purchased by Edward Francis Searles. It is now located in the atrium of the Methuen, Massachusetts Town Hall.

The Emancipation Memorial, also known as the Freedman's Memorial or the Emancipation Group is a monument in Lincoln Park in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C. It was sometimes referred to as the "Lincoln Memorial" before the more prominent so-named memorial was dedicated in 1922.

Thomas Ball (artist)

American sculptor and musician.

Daniel Webster (1868), Central Park, New York City.
Charles Sumner (1878), The Public Garden, Boston, Massachusetts.
George Washington (1864), The Public Garden, Boston, Massachusetts.
P. T. Barnum (1887), Seaside Park, Bridgeport, Connecticut.
Benjamin Franklin, Printer (1856), Old City Hall, Boston, Massachusetts.
Edward Everett (1867), Boston Public Library, Boston, Massachusetts.
Josiah Quincy (1869), Old City Hall, Boston, Massachusetts.
Jonas Chickering Monument (1872), Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Love's Memories (1873), High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia.
Saint John the Evangelist (1875), Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C.
Emancipation Memorial (1875), Lincoln Park, Washington, D.C.

Emancipation Memorial (bronze, 1875), Lincoln Park, Washington, D.C.

Outdoor sculpture in Washington, D.C.

There are many outdoor sculptures in Washington, D.C. In addition to the capital's most famous monuments and memorials, many figures recognized as national heroes (either in government or military) have been posthumously awarded with his or her own statue in a park or public square.

The bronze statue of George Henry Thomas is considered one of the finest equestrian monuments in Washington, D.C.
Fountain in Dupont Circle

Some figures appear on several statues: Abraham Lincoln, for example, has at least three likenesses, including those at the Lincoln Memorial, in Lincoln Park, and the old Superior Court of the District of Columbia.

Jefferson Memorial

Presidential memorial built in Washington, D.C. between 1939 and 1943 under the sponsorship of President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Jefferson Memorial pictured from across the Tidal Basin at dusk.
Jefferson Memorial interior
Under construction in 1941, as seen from across the Tidal Basin
The monument's marble steps, portico, and circular colonnade of Ionic order columns, and shallow dome.
The Memorial's pediment features an Adolph Alexander Weinman sculpture of the Committee of Five
Interior columns and walls
Detail of the statue
Rudulph Evans's statue of Thomas Jefferson with excerpts from the Declaration of Independence to the right
Washington Monument and surrounding Tidal Basin.
Main entry
Portico ceiling
Bronze statue and dome ceiling
Dome ceiling and frieze
Exterior columns
"We Hold These Truths"
"God Who Gave Us Life"
"I Am Not an Advocate for Frequent Changes ..."
"Almighty God Hath Created the Mind Free ..."
Thousands of people visit the Memorial each year.
Thomas Jefferson Memorial
Jefferson Memorial sunset
Washington Monument in background
Tidal Basin view, March 2016
thumb|Jefferson Memorial, Looking NE
thumb|Jefferson Memorial at Night
thumb|Jefferson Memorial, Looking North

One was on the Anacostia River at the end of East Capitol Street; one at Lincoln Park; one on the south side of the National Mall across from the National Archives; and one situated on the Tidal Basin, directly south of the White House.

Massachusetts Avenue (Washington, D.C.)

Major diagonal transverse road in Washington, D.C., and the Massachusetts Avenue Historic District is a historic district that includes part of it.

The Miller House, a contributing property to the Massachusetts Avenue Historic District
Massachusetts Avenue at the intersection of 3rd and H Streets, NW
Route map of Massachusetts Avenue
Residential area along Massachusetts Avenue on Capitol Hill.
Intersection of 13th Street and Massachusetts Avenue, NW near Thomas Circle
Private residences and embassies located on Massachusetts Avenue in the Sheridan-Kalorama neighborhood

At Lincoln Park the road enters Northeast D.C. and the neighborhood of Capitol Hill.

Dorothy Height

African American civil rights and women's rights activist.

Height in 2008
Dorothy Height with Eleanor Roosevelt, 1960
Dorothy Height with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, 2009
The Dorothy I. Height Building, headquarters of the National Council of Negro Women, located on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C.

Height was the driving force in the campaign to erect a statue in honor of Mary McLeod Bethune in Lincoln Park, Washington, D.C. The monument was the first statue dedicated to either a woman or an African American person to be erected on federal land.

Barney Circle

Small residential neighborhood located between the west bank of the Anacostia River and the eastern edge of Capitol Hill in southeast Washington, D.C., in the United States.

The John Philip Sousa Bridge in 1973, with Barney Circle on the far side of the bridge and the Anacostia Freeway interchange in the foreground
Standing on K Street SE, looking north-northeast at Barney Circle. Pennsylvania Avenue SE southbound is cutting across the image left to right. The traffic attempting to access Pennsylvania Avenue SE is on Barney Circle SE, part of the traffic circle itself.
Looking northwest from Sousa Bridge in May 2014 at the now-unused off-ramp to Interstate 695, and at Barney Circle. Traffic is approaching Barney Circle in the distance on southbound Pennsylvania Avenue SE.
Looking southwest from Barney Circle at decommissioned Interstate 695. The roadway is being torn up and the road bed raised by 20 feet to create a new road to be named "Southeast Boulevard". The now-closed on-ramp from Pennsylvania Avenue SE can be seen to the left.

However, many of the residents of the surrounding areas (such as the Lincoln Park and Capitol Hill East neighborhoods) consider themselves to live in Barney Circle.

Lewis Powell (conspirator)

American Confederate soldier who attempted to assassinate William Henry Seward as part of the Lincoln assassination plot.

Powell aboard USS Saugus (1863), 1865. Photo by Alexander Gardner
Colonel John S. Mosby
John Surratt in 1868
John Wilkes Booth in 1865
William H. Seward, the object of Powell's murder attempt.
Powell's attack on Frederick Seward
Mary Surratt's boarding house
Powell in the hat and overcoat he wore on the night of the attack
The leaders of the prosecution: John A. Bingham, Joseph Holt, Henry Lawrence Burnett
The execution of Mary Surratt, Lewis Powell, David Herold, and George Atzerodt

Historian Ernest B. Furgurson says Powell's horse gave out near Lincoln Hospital (now Lincoln Park), a mile east of the United States Capitol on East Capitol Street.