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

Sara Roberta Church

1914-1995

 
 
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By Judith Barber, February 5, 2013
1. Sara Roberta Church Marker
Inscription. In 1952, Roberta Church became the first black woman in Memphis to be elected to public office and to the Tennessee Republican State Executive Committee. She served as an official in the administrations of Presidents Eisenhower and Nixon. In 1987, Church was the first woman and the first Black named Senior Citizen of the Year by the Kiwanis Club of Memphis. The daughter of Republican leader Robert R. Church, Jr., and the granddaughter of Robert R. Church, Sr., her death ended three generations of Churches who were economically, politically and socially active in Memphis.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4E 138.)
 
Location. 35° 8.342′ N, 90° 2.863′ W. Marker is in Memphis, Tennessee, in Shelby County. Marker is on Beale Street east of South 4th Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Located in Robert Church Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 410 Beale St., Memphis TN 38103, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Church Park (a few steps from this marker); Mary Church Terrell (a few steps from this marker); Phi Beta Sigma/Abram Langston Taylor (within shouting
Sara Roberta Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Judith Barber, February 5, 2013
2. Sara Roberta Church Marker
distance of this marker); Solvent Savings Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); The Memphis Home of W.C. Handy (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Nat D. Williams (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rufus Thomas, Jr. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Universal Life Insurance Building/Universal Life Insurance Company (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Memphis.
 
Categories. African AmericansPolitics
 
Robert Church Park image. Click for full size.
By Judith Barber, February 5, 2013
3. Robert Church Park
Markers are to the left of the park entrance.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 13, 2013, by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia. This page has been viewed 348 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 13, 2013, by Judith Barber of Marietta, Georgia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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