“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Springville in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Jonathan Jasper Wright (1840-1885)

Jonathan Jasper Wright Marker image. Click for full size.
August 5, 2011
1. Jonathan Jasper Wright Marker
Inscription. Jurist, educator, politician. The son of runaway slaves, Wright became the first black lawyer in Pennsylvania. He supported Frederick Douglass in advocating suffrage and legal equality for blacks. During Reconstruction in 1870, he was appointed South Carolina State Supreme Court justice, the first African American United States Appellate Judge. Wright’s boyhood home was here in Springville.
Erected 2001 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Location. 41° 41.714′ N, 75° 55.123′ W. Marker is in Springville, Pennsylvania, in Susquehanna County. Marker is at the intersection of Route 29 and Cemetery Street, on the right when traveling north on Route 29. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tunkhannock PA 18657, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. World War II Memorial (approx. 8˝ miles away); World Wars Memorial (approx. 8.7 miles away); Tunkhannock Viaduct (approx. 8.8 miles away); a different marker also named Tunkhannock Viaduct (approx. 8.9 miles away); Sylvanus Mulford House (approx. 9.7 miles away); Galusha Grow (approx. 9.7 miles away); Susquehanna County (approx. 9.8 miles away); Homestead Bill of 1862 (approx. 9.8 miles away).
Also see . . .  Jonathan J. Wright - (Submitted on August 30, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Categories. African AmericansCivil RightsPolitics
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 26, 2011. This page has been viewed 527 times since then and 17 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on August 26, 2011. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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