NW Quadrant, East of Rock Creek, African American, Federal Government Employees, Journalists, Radicals

Victor R. Daly
(November 22, 1895 - May 7, 1986)

1614 T Street NW, historic Striver's Section neighborhood, DC.

Daly is the author of the novel Not Only War: A Story of Two Great Conflicts (1932), about African American soldiers in WWI and the racism they experienced while serving and after. It is believed to be the only WWI novel written by an African American veteran.

After serving in France, where he received the Croix de Guerre, Daly completed his degree at Cornell University, then worked under Carter G. Woodson as managing editor of the Journal of Negro History from 1922 to 1934, and for the US Department of Labor from 1934 to 1966. He also wrote short fiction that was published in The Crisis, and essays on civil rights issues such as equal access to housing and transportation, and integrating the ranks of DC government employees. Daly won a Distinguished Service Award from the Department of Labor in 1956 for his work in eliminating discrimination in hiring practices in the region. He lived at this first address from the late 1920s through 1959, and the second from 1959 through the end of his life.


1612 Manchester Lane NW, Brightwood neighborhood, DC.