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.
Location. 36° 18.213′ N, 88° 19.4′ W. Marker is in Paris, Tennessee, in Henry County. Marker can be reached from East Ruff Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Paris TN 38242, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. James Davis Porter (a few steps from this marker); John Wesley Crockett John DeWitt Clinton Atkins (within shouting distance of this marker); Edwin Wiley Grove (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Soldiers (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Henry County Courthouse / Henry County (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battle of Paris (approx. 1.6 miles away); Camp Tyson (approx. 6.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Paris.
Categories. • African Americans • Cemeteries & Burial Sites •
Credits. This page was last revised on October 19, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 17, 2017, by Karen Emerson-McPeak of Triune, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 99 times since then and 20 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.