1914-1995In 1952, Roberta Church became the first black woman in Memphis to be elected to public office and to the Tennessee Republican State Executive Committee. She served as an official in the administrations of Presidents Eisenhower and Nixon. In 1987, Church was the first woman and the first Black named Senior Citizen of the Year by the Kiwanis Club of Memphis. The daughter of Republican leader Robert R. Church, Jr., and the granddaughter of Robert R. Church, Sr., her death ended three generations of Churches who were economically, politically and socially active in Memphis.
|Marker Number||4E 138|
|Placed By||Tennessee Historical Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 11:17am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15S E 768984 N 3892452|
|Decimal Degrees||35.13903333, -90.04771667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 35° 8.342', W 90° 2.863'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||35° 8' 20.52" N, 90° 2' 51.78" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 399-439 Beale St, Memphis TN 38103, US|
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