Edward Shaw - Memphis, TN
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
N 35° 07.159 W 090° 02.154
15S E 770126 N 3890295
A Marker to Edward Shaw in Memphis.
Waymark Code: WM17Y44
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 04/19/2023
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member Titansfan
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"In 1870, Edward Shaw became the first Memphis black to run for U.S. Congress. Though he did not win, he was active in politics, serving on the County Commission, the City Council, and as Wharfmaster in the 1870s. In 1875, Shaw was editor of a black newspaper, The Memphis Planet, and, in 1880, he escorted General U.S. Grant, who was in Memphis to visit Beale Street Baptist Church and LeMoyne-Normal Institute."
Marker Name: Edward Shaw

Marker Location: City

Type of Marker: Person

Marker Number: 4E 101

Group(s) Responsible for placing Marker:
Tennessee Historical Commission

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