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Memphis in Shelby County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Hollis Freeman Price, Sr.

1904-1982

 
 
Hollis Freeman Price, Sr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Masler, May 28, 2015
1. Hollis Freeman Price, Sr. Marker
Inscription.  Hollis Price was the first African-American president of LeMoyne College. In 1968, he guided the college's merger with Owen Junior College. Price was the president of the college for 27 years and upon his retirement became president emeritus. He was the first African-American national moderator of the United Church of Christ, the denomination's highest lay position. In 1975, Price was the first Black to receive the Brotherhood Award from the Memphis National Conference of Christians and Jews. He was among the first three Blacks inducted into the Memphis Rotary Club.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4E 141.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansChurches & ReligionCivil RightsEducation. In addition, it is included in the Historically Black Colleges and Universities 🎓, and the Tennessee Historical Commission series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1968.
 
Location. 35° 7.173′ N, 90° 2.167′ W. Marker is in
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By Steve Masler, May 28, 2015
2. Hollis Freeman Price, Sr. Marker
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Memphis, Tennessee, in Shelby County. Marker is at the intersection of Walker Avenue and Dr. Hollis F. Price Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Walker Avenue. On the grounds of the Second Congregational Church, Memphis, TN. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 764 Walker Avenue, Memphis TN 38126, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Second Congregational Church (a few steps from this marker); Benjamin Albert Imes (a few steps from this marker); Edward Shaw (within shouting distance of this marker); Steele Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); The 1960 Memphis Sit-In Movement (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); LeMoyne Owen College (about 700 feet away); LeMoyne-Owen College (about 700 feet away); People's Grocery (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Memphis.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 29, 2015, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 347 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 29, 2015, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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