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Josiah T. Walls Marker 2 (Reverse), Gainesville, Fl.

Alachua County is where Josiah T. Walls’ home was as he rose through the ranks of Florida’s Black political class to become the first Black person elected as a U.S. Congressman in Florida’s history.. After his congressional life, he served the state in local and state government as well, including serving multiple times as Mayor of Gainesville, Florida, and brought the 1884 Florida Colored Convention to the city as well. According to the Alachua County Government’s office, the marker was dedicated October 16, 2017.1