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Greensboro in Guilford County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Henry Frye

 
 
Henry Frye Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, August 20, 2013
1. Henry Frye Marker
Inscription. Henry Ell Frye, attorney, legislator, businessman and judge, has played a major role in local and state history since 1968 when he was elected to the North Carolina House of Representatives. The first African—American member of the General Assembly since 1899 and the 128th in N.C. history, Frye served twelve years in the House and two years in the Senate. Appointed to the North Carolina Supreme Court as an Associate Justice in 1983, Frye was the first African-American selected for that distinguished position. Born in Ellerbe in 1932, he graduated from N.C. A & T State University in 1953 and from the U.N.C. Law School in 1959. In 1963 he was appointed Assistant U.S. District Attorney, another first for a North Carolina African—American. An economic pioneer also, Frye organized Greensboro National Bank, the city's first bank owned by African-Americans, and served as president from its opening in 1971 until 1981.
 
Location. 36° 4.295′ N, 79° 47.424′ W. Marker is in Greensboro, North Carolina, in Guilford County. Marker is at the intersection of West February 1 Place and South Elm Street on West February 1 Place. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Greensboro NC 27401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of
Henry Frye Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, August 20, 2013
2. Henry Frye Marker
this marker. The Underground Railroad (here, next to this marker); Lunsford Richardson (a few steps from this marker); Albion Tourgee (a few steps from this marker); Birthplace of the Civil Rights Movement (within shouting distance of this marker); O. Henry (within shouting distance of this marker); The Trial Of Benjamin Benson (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Greensboro Law School (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Lunsford Richardson (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greensboro.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 9, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 6, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 426 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 6, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
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