Inscription. Jurist, educator, politician. The son of runaway slaves, Wright became the first black lawyer in Pennsylvania. He supported Frederick Douglass in advocating suffrage and legal equality for blacks. During Reconstruction in 1870, he was appointed South Carolina State Supreme Court justice, the first African American United States Appellate Judge. Wright’s boyhood home was here in Springville.
August 5, 2011
|1. Jonathan Jasper Wright Marker|
Erected 2001 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Location. 41° 41.714′ N, 75° 55.123′ W. Marker is in Springville, Pennsylvania, in Susquehanna County. Marker is at the intersection of Route 29 and Cemetery Street, on the right when traveling north on Route 29. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tunkhannock PA 18657, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, as the crow flies. Tunkhannock Viaduct (approx. 8.9 miles away); Wyoming County (approx. 10.8 miles away); Sullivan's March (approx. 11 miles away).
Also see . . . Jonathan J. Wright - BlackPast.org. (Submitted on August 30, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Credits. This page originally submitted on August 26, 2011. This page has been viewed 140 times since then. Photo 1. submitted on August 26, 2011. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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