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Florence in Lauderdale County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Bennett Walker Smith

City of Florence Walk of Honor

 
 
Bennett Walker Smith Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, December 1, 2010
1. Bennett Walker Smith Marker
Inscription.  
Rev. Dr. Bennett W. Smith, as president of the Progressive National Baptist Convention, expanded the organization internationally. Active in Civil Rights in America and South Africa, he counseled President Bill Clinton on racial equality.
 
Erected 2010 by City of Florence.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansChurches & ReligionGovernment & Politics.
 
Location. 34° 48.395′ N, 87° 37.884′ W. Marker is in Florence, Alabama, in Lauderdale County. Marker can be reached from Hightower Place south of Veterans Drive (Alabama Route 133), on the left when traveling south. Located in River Heritage Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Florence AL 35630, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Christopher Handy (here, next to this marker); William D. "Buddy" Killen (here, next to this marker); Edward Asbury O'Neal, III (here, next to this marker); Maj. Gen. George W. Goethals (here, next
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to this marker); Caroline Lee Hentz (here, next to this marker); Thomas Sigismund Stribling (here, next to this marker); Justice John A. McKinley (here, next to this marker); Dr. Ethelbert Brinkley Norton (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Florence.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 2, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 968 times since then and 27 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on December 2, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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Jul. 12, 2020