Baton Rouge in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Pinckney Benton Stewart Pinchback
In memory of P.B.S. Pinchback, the first African American governor in U.S. history. Pinchback, Governor of Louisiana from Dec. 9, 1872 to Jan. 13, 1873, was born free on May 10, 1837. He was a Union Army Officer during the Civil War. In 1868, Pinchback won election to the Louisiana Senate, which later named him president pro tem. One of his bills created Southern Univ. He became lieutenant governor when the incumbent died and governor after Gov. Warmoth's impeachment. Elected to the U.S. Senate and House, on challenge Congress declined to seat him. Pinchback studied law; was admitted to the bar. He died Dec. 21, 1921.
Erected by The Southern University Class of 1947.
Location. 30° 31.241′ N, 91° 11.809′ W. Marker is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in East Baton Rouge Parish. Marker is on Leon Netterville Drive south of James J Prestage Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located on Scott's Bluff on the campus of Southern University. Marker is in this post office area: Baton Rouge LA 70807, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Southern University (within shouting distance of this marker); Mississippi River (about Scott's Bluff (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Southern University (approx. one mile away); Poplar Grove Plantation (approx. 1.9 miles away); James "Slim Harpo" Moore (approx. 2.2 miles away); Sunrise (approx. 3 miles away); Port Allen High School (1936-1978) / Port Allen Middle School (1979-Present) (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baton Rouge.
Categories. • African Americans • Politics • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on December 17, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 5, 2015. This page has been viewed 225 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on July 5, 2015. 2. submitted on December 17, 2017. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.