Edward Shaw

Edward Shaw (HM1KT1)

Location: Memphis, TN 38126 Shelby County
Country: United States of America
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N 35° 7.159', W 90° 2.15'

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In 1870, Edward Shaw became the first Memphis black to run for U.S. Congress. Though he did not win, he was active in politics, serving on the County Commission, the City Council, and as Wharfmaster in the 1870s. In 1875, Shaw was editor of a black newspaper, The Memphis Planet, and, in 1880, he escorted General U.S. Grant, who was in Memphis to visit Beale Street Baptist Church and LeMoyne-Normal Institute.
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HM NumberHM1KT1
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Marker Number4E 101
Placed ByTennessee Historical Commission
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Date Added Saturday, May 30th, 2015 at 10:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 770132 N 3890296
Decimal Degrees35.11931667, -90.03583333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 7.159', W 90° 2.15'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 7' 9.54" N, 90° 2' 9" W
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Area Code(s)901
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1010-1040 Dr Hollis F Price St, Memphis TN 38126, US
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