Paris in Henry County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
"Now they have come to the place where their faith can no longer feed on the bread of repression and violence. They ask for the bread of liberty of public responsibility. It must not be denied them.”
Dr. W. Mordecai Johnson,
Educator, native of Paris
speaking of African Americans
Nearby are the unmarked graves of an undetermined number of slaves and others of African American descent, who, though lacking personal freedom or equality of standing as citizens, contributed to the building of our community through their physical toil, perseverance, and unfettered spirituality. Though they are unknown, we commemorate their lives and pledge to seek the fulfillment of their hopes and dreams in their descendants.
For these purposes, we dedicate this monument Citizens of Paris 2006
Erected 2006 by Citizens of Paris.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Cemeteries & Burial Sites.
Location. 36° 18.213′ N, 88° 19.4′ W. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Paris TN 38242, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Paris City Cemetery (here, next to this marker); James Davis Porter (a few steps from this marker); John Wesley Crockett (a few steps from this marker); David Edward Jackson (a few steps from this marker); John DeWitt Clinton Atkins (within shouting distance of this marker); Edwin Wiley Grove (within shouting distance of this marker); Henry County Courthouse (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Confederate Soldiers (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paris.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 19, 2017. It was originally submitted on October 17, 2017, by Karen Emerson-McPeak of Triune, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 420 times since then and 94 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 17, 2017, by Karen Emerson-McPeak of Triune, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.