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

Dr. Joseph Edison Walker

1880-1958

 
 
Dr. Joseph Edison Walker Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 8, 2018
1. Dr. Joseph Edison Walker Marker
Inscription. In 1923, Dr. J.E. Walker co-founded and was the first president of Universal Life Insurance Company, established in Memphis. A physician by training, he helped organize the old Memphis Negro Chamber of Commerce in 1926. Walker served as president of the National Negro Business League, founded by Booker T. Washington, and the National Insurance Association. A founder and first president of the Memphis Urban League, he co-founded and was the first president of Tri-State Bank in 1946. Dr. Walker received national recognition from Jet and Ebony magazines and from President Truman.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4E 143.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 35° 7′ N, 90° 2.253′ W. Marker is in Memphis, Tennessee, in Shelby County. Marker is at the intersection of Mississippi Boulevard and Edith Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Mississippi Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Mississippi Boulevard, Memphis TN 38126, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The University of West Tennessee (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line);
View of marker at Soulsville USA office. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 8, 2018
2. View of marker at Soulsville USA office.
People's Grocery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Edward Shaw (approx. 0.2 miles away); Second Congregational Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Benjamin Albert Imes (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hollis Freeman Price, Sr. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Forrest's Artillery Positions (approx. 0.3 miles away); Stax Recording Studios (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Memphis.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on Joseph Edison Walker. (Submitted on April 14, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. African AmericansNotable Persons
 
View of marker looking south on Mississippi Boulevard. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 8, 2018
3. View of marker looking south on Mississippi Boulevard.
Dr. Joseph Edison Walker House Community Use image. Click for full size.
By Steve Masler, August 27, 2018
4. Dr. Joseph Edison Walker House Community Use
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 27, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 14, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 59 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 14, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   4. submitted on August 27, 2018, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee.
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