New Orleans in Orleans Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Oscar James Dunn
"… let our republican government be upheld by all citizens and derive its just power from the expressed consent of ALL governed. Being just it will feel stronger; resting on the base of Universal Suffrage, it will be an example set to the world."
- Oscar J. Dunn, July 6, 1865
Chair, Central Committee of the Friends of Universal Suffrage
New Orleanian Oscar James Dunn served as the first African-American Lt. Gov. in United States history. He served as Grand Master of Prince Hall Freemasons of Louisiana, an organization central to his personal and political life. Starting from his house on the 1700 block of Canal Street, Lt. Gov. Dunn's funeral procession to this tomb was one of the most spectacular and well-attended in New Orleans history.
Friends of New Orleans Cemeteries
Erected 2000 by Friends of New Orleans Cemeteries.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Civil RightsFraternal or Sororal Organizations • Government & Politics.
Location. 29° 57.6′ N, 90° 4.567′ W. Marker is in New Orleans, Louisiana, in Orleans Parish. Marker can be reached from North Claiborne Avenue just north of Iberville Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 N Claiborne Ave, New Orleans LA 70112, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sisters Of The Holy Family (within shouting distance of this marker); Marie C. Couvent (within shouting distance of this marker); Jordan B. Noble (within shouting distance of this marker); Capt. Andre Caillioux (within shouting distance of this marker); Duplantier-Peniston Tomb (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Veterans Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Eliza Lewis (approx. ¼ mile away); In the Protestant Section (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Orleans.
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