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

James Thomas Rapier

City of Florence Walk of Honor

 
 
James Thomas Rapier Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, July 13, 2009
1. James Thomas Rapier Marker
Inscription.
Lawyer and statesman James T. Rapier, a son of free African-American parents in Florence, holds the distinction of being just the second African-American from Alabama to be elected, in 1873, to the U.S. Congress.
 
Erected 2007 by City of Florence.
 
Location. 34° 48.381′ N, 87° 37.883′ 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. Touch for map. Located in River Heritage Park. Marker is in this post office area: Florence AL 35630, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ronnie Gene Flippo (a few steps from this marker); Lt. Col. R. Edward Yeilding (a few steps from this marker); William Christopher Handy (within shouting distance of this marker); William D. "Buddy" Killen (within shouting distance of this marker); Edward Asbury O'Neal, III (within shouting distance of this marker); Maj. Gen. George W. Goethals (within shouting distance of this marker); Caroline Lee Hentz (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Sigismund Stribling (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Florence.
 
Also see . . .
Walk of Honor River Heritage Park image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, March 22, 2010
2. Walk of Honor River Heritage Park

1. James T. Rapier. James Thomas Rapier (November 13, 1837 – May 31, 1883) was a United States Representative from 1873 until 1875. He was one of Alabama's three black congressmen during Reconstruction. (Submitted on March 21, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.) 

2. Rapier, James Thomas, (1837 - 1883). Bibliography (Submitted on March 21, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.) 

3. BlackPast.Org Remembered & Reclaimed. Rapier, James Thomas (1837-1883) (Submitted on March 21, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.) 
 
Categories. African AmericansPolitics
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 21, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 1,122 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 21, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.   2. submitted on March 22, 2010, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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