1858-1941Benjamin F. Booth was one of Memphis' earliest and most distinguished African-American lawyers. Starting in 1886, he practiced law for more than 54 years. In 1905, he challenged Tennessee's law authorizing the segregation of black and white passengers on street cars. Some of his cases were heard before the United States Supreme Court. At his death in 1941, Booth was the oldest practicing attorney in Memphis.
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|Marker Number||4E 126|
|Placed By||Tennessee Historical Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 9:57am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15S E 769963 N 3892373|
|Decimal Degrees||35.13806667, -90.03701667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 35° 8.284', W 90° 2.221'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||35° 8' 17.04" N, 90° 2' 13.26" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 170 Myrtle St, Memphis TN 38103, US|
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