82. 2719 P Street

2719 P Street, NW
Photo by Bob Rives

Calloway and Hall

Eva Calloway was born in 1899 and lived in Georgetown all her life. She remembers an early memory of telling time by the clock in the tower of Healy Hall. She was certain, however, that she would never actually be welcome on the grounds of the University due to segregation. She remembered the gathering at Georgetown University to protest segregation there that resulted in African Americans being allowed on campus.  Eva Calloway lived long enough to see the racial barriers of segregation began to weaken. After many years when she was grown and married, The Older Georgetown Fellowship Group, which she belonged to, invited them as their guests. The students served them at a Christmas party.  An inspiration without knowing it, her strong quiet presence on the Georgetown University campus was a symbolic victory. The visit was in the 1980s when she was over 90 years old.  Eva past away at the age of 104.

(Source: Black Georgetown Remembered)