Alexander Crummell School

1900 Gallaudet Street, NE

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From 1912 to the early 1970s, the Alexander Crummell School served as the Ivy City and Trinity communities’ elementary school for African American children. The school was designed in 1911 by Snowden Ashford, the first municipal architect of Washington. It was named for Reverend Doctor Alexander Crummell, a leading African American educator and compatriot of Frederick Douglass and W.E.B. DeBois, who founded the think tank American Negro Academy. This elementary school was the center of the community in the historic Ivy City neighborhood.