J. R. Clifford
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Paintedwarrior
N 39° 27.589 W 077° 58.144
18S E 244553 N 4372013
A sign telling us what J.R. Clifford was involved with during his lifetime.
Waymark Code: WMHAXC
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 06/17/2013
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member flyingmoose
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J. R. Clifford

Born 1848 in Hardy Co. A Civil War vet., Storer College graduate, teacher and principal at local Sumner School. Published Pioneer Preee (1882), first African American paper in state. First of race to pass state bar exam (1887); argued two race discrimination cases before Supreme Court. A founder of Niagra Movement, a predecessor of NAACP, and its 1906 Harpers Ferry meeting. Died in Martinsburg, 1933.
Marker Number: none

Marker Title: J. R. Clifford

Marker Location: south of W. Martin street.

County or Independent City: Martinsburg, WV

Web Site: [Web Link]

Marker Program Sponsor: West Virginia Division of Archives and History, 2003

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