Historic Markers Across Alabama

Oscar Stanton DePriest

Marker ID:  
Location: in River Heritage Park, 0 Hightower Place, Florence, AL
County: Lauderdale
Coordinates: N 34° 48.358    W 087° 37.89
  34.80596666    -87.6315
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: None


Oscar Stanton DePriest

In 1928, Oscar S. DePriest, son of former slaves, became the first 20th Century African-American Congressman from the north. He is credited with the Anti-discrimination Amendment to the 1933 Civilian Conservation Corps Bill.

Inducted 2016

City of Florence
Walk of Honor

End of Oscar Stanton DePriest