Sara Roberta Church

Sara Roberta Church (HM1703)

Location: Memphis, TN 38103 Shelby County
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N 35° 8.342', W 90° 2.863'

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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.
HM NumberHM1703
Marker Number4E 138
Placed ByTennessee Historical Commission
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Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 11:17am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 768984 N 3892452
Decimal Degrees35.13903333, -90.04771667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 8.342', W 90° 2.863'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 8' 20.52" N, 90° 2' 51.78" W
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Area Code(s)901
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 399-439 Beale St, Memphis TN 38103, US
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