Historic Markers Across Alabama



James Thomas Rapier



Marker ID:  
Location: on Hightower Pl., Florence, Alabama
County: Lauderdale
Coordinates: N 34° 48.397    W 087° 37.908
  34.80661666    -87.6318
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: None
 



Text:

Lawyer and statesman James T. Rapier, a son of free African-American parents in Florence, holds the distinction of being just the second African-American from Alabama to be elected, in 1873, to the U.S. Congress. Inducted 2007 City of Florence Walk of Honor

Erected 2007 by City of Florence Walk of Honor.







End of James Thomas Rapier