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Edward Shaw

 
 
Edward Shaw Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Masler, May 29, 2015
1. Edward Shaw Marker
Inscription. 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.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4E 101.)
 
Location. 35° 7.159′ N, 90° 2.15′ W. Marker is in Memphis, Tennessee, in Shelby County. Marker is at the intersection of Dr Hollis F Price Street and Walker Ave., on the right when traveling north on Dr Hollis F Price Street. Click for map. On the campus of LeMoyne Owen College. Marker is at or near this postal address: 775 Walker Ave Memphis,, Memphis TN 38126, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hollis Freeman Price, Sr. (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Congregational Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Benjamin Albert Imes (within shouting distance of this marker); Elmwood Cemetery
Edward Shaw Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Masler, May 29, 2015
2. Edward Shaw Marker
(approx. half a mile away); Captain Kit Dalton (approx. 0.6 miles away); Confederate Soldiers Rest (approx. 0.6 miles away); Lucie Eddie Campbell (approx. 0.8 miles away); Booker T. Washington High School (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Memphis.
 
Categories. African Americans
 
Edward Shaw Marker Site image. Click for full size.
By Steve Masler, May 29, 2015
3. Edward Shaw Marker Site
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 284 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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