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Benjamin Franklin Booth

1858–1941

 
 
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By R. E. Smith, March 19, 2008
1. Benjamin Franklin Booth Marker
Inscription. Benjamin F. Booth was one of Memphis' earliest and most distinguished African-American lawyers. Starting in 1886, he practiced law for more than 54 years. In 1905, he challenged Tennessee's law authorizing the segregation of black and white passengers on street cars. Some of his cases were heard before the United States Supreme Court. At his death in 1941, Booth was the oldest practicing attorney in Memphis.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4E 126.)
 
Location. 35° 8.284′ N, 90° 2.221′ W. Marker is in Memphis, Tennessee, in Shelby County. Marker is on Beale Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Cannot be seen from car, as Beale St. is limited to pedestrian traffic. Marker is in this post office area: Memphis TN 38103, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Elvis Presley and Sun Records / Sun Records ( about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); N. B. Forrest Camp 215 Sons of Confederate Veterans ( about 700 feet away); Nathan Bedford Forrest III, Airman ( about 700 feet away); Nathan Bedford Forrest ( about
Benjamin Franklin Booth Marker image. Click for full size.
By Amber, March 3, 2006
2. Benjamin Franklin Booth Marker
800 feet away); Memphis City Hospital ( approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Memphis.
 
Categories. African AmericansCivil RightsNotable Persons
 
Benjamin Franklin Booth Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith, March 19, 2008
3. Benjamin Franklin Booth Marker
Benjamin Franklin Booth Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, September 12, 2010
4. Benjamin Franklin Booth Marker
Located in front of B.B. Kings Blues Cafe.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 6, 2006, by Amber of Granville, Ohio. This page has been viewed 3,031 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 19, 2008, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee.   2. submitted on March 6, 2006, by Amber of Granville, Ohio.   3. submitted on July 19, 2008, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee.   4. submitted on November 2, 2010, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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