Mistress Margaret Brent - Alexandria, VA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 38° 47.451 W 077° 02.464
18S E 322732 N 4295545
Quick Description: A small memorial dedicated to a women who fought back on discrimination.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 12/31/2014 7:53:23 AM
Waymark Code: WMN5QX
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
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Long Description:
The plaque says, "On September 6, 1654, this site was included in a patent of 700 acres granted by the colony of Virginia to Mistress Margaret Brent (c1601 - 1671). An extraordinary women, she spent most of her adult life fighting discrimination of her sex, she was the first private owner of the rectangular tract of land on the Potomac River above hunting creek that became the nucleus of Alexandria. Erected by the Mount Vernon chapter, daughters of the American Revolution. 1978"
Civil Right Type: Gender equality (women's suffrage)

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