“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Baton Rouge in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)

Pickney Benton Stewart Pinchback

Pickney Benton Stewart Pinchback Marker image. Click for full size.
February 5, 2010
1. Pickney Benton Stewart Pinchback Marker
Inscription. In memory of P.B.S. Pinchback, the first African American governor in U.S. history. Pinchback, Governor of Louisiana from Dec. 9, 1872 to Jan. 13, 1873, was born free on May 10, 1837. He was a Union Army Officer during the Civil War. In 1868, Pinchback won election to the Louisiana Senate, which later named him president pro tem. One of his bills created Southern Univ. He became lieutenant governor when the incumbent died and governor after Gov. Warmoth's impeachment. Elected to the U.S. Senate and House, on challenge Congress declined to seat him. Pinchback studied law; was admitted to the bar. He died Dec. 21, 1921.
Erected by The Southern University Class of 1947.
Location. 30° 31.241′ N, 91° 11.809′ W. Marker is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in East Baton Rouge Parish. Marker is on Leon Netterville Drive south of James J Prestage Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Located on Scott's Bluff on the campus of Southern University. Marker is in this post office area: Baton Rouge LA 70807, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Southern University (within shouting distance of this marker); Scott's Bluff (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Southern University (approx. one mile away); Poplar Grove Plantation (approx. 1.9 miles away); James "Slim Harpo" Moore (approx. 2.2 miles away); Sunrise (approx. 3 miles away); Gear from Cinclare Mill (approx. 4.2 miles away); Third Parish Courthouse (approx. 4.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Baton Rouge.
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