Pulaski in Giles County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Professor John Thomas Bridgeforth
Pioneer in Education
Professor Bridgeforth helped organize the Tennessee State Association of Teachers in Colored Schools and served as the organization's fifth president. He taught summer school at A&I State College for several years and was a minister of the Giles County AME Church.
Erected by City of Pulaski.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed African Americans • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Education. In addition, it is included in the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1870.
Location. 35° 11.471′ N, 87° 1.651′ W. Marker is in Pulaski, Tennessee, in Giles County. Marker is on South Sam Davis Avenue north of Magazine Road, on the right when traveling north. The marker is located in Maplewood Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pulaski TN 38478, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dr. William Albert Lewis (here, next to this marker); United States Colored Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Pulaski Cornerstone — Southeast (within shouting distance of this marker); Samuel “Sam” Davis (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); James M. McCallum (about 500 feet away); John Goff Ballentine (about 500 feet away); Maplewood Cemetery (about 800 feet away); Thomas McKissack Jones (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pulaski.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 9, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 186 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 9, 2020, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.