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Home Tennessee Shelby County Memphis Historical Markers Sara Roberta Church (1914-1995)

Sara Roberta Church (1914-1995)

Beale St., Memphis, TN , USA

Latitude & Longitude: 35° 8' 18.141504", -90° 2' 54.145104"
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In 1952, Roberta Church became the first black woman
in Memphis to be elected to public office and to the Tennessee Republican
State Executive Committee. She served as an official in the
administrations of Presidents Eisenhower and Nixon. In 1987, Church was
the first woman and the first Black named Senior Citizen of the Year by
the Kiwanis Club of Memphis. The daughter of Republican leader Robert R.
Church, Jr., and the granddaughter of Robert R. Church, Sr., her death
ended three generations of Churches who were economically, politically,
and socially active in Memphis.

Last updated: 2/14/2015 15:17:00
Sara Roberta Church (1914-1995) Historical Marker Location Map, Memphis, Tennessee Map