Resident of Petersburg
First President of the Republic of Liberia
1848-1855 + 1871-1876
Joseph Jenkins Roberts worked on Union Street, about 100 yards northwest of here.
This marker was authorized June 7, 1977 by the City Council of Petersburg.
Hermanze E. Fauntleroy, Jr., Mayor * Barbara P. Shell, Vice Mayor
Charles H. Cuthbert, IV * Arthur T. Ford * Robert L. Frazier
Clyde Johnson * Gilbert A. Monti
William R. Cook, City Manager
With support from the The Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History, Incorporated.