Robert Meacham

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This article is about the Reconstruction-era Florida politician. For the athlete, see Robert Meachem.
Robert Meacham
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Born 1835
Gadsden County, Florida
Died 27 February 1902
Tampa, Florida
Occupation Minister, Politician
Spouse(s) Stella

Robert Meacham (1835–1902) was an African-American leader in Florida during Reconstruction.[1][2] He helped to establish the African Methodist Episcopal Church in Florida and acted as a minister.[1] In 1868 he helped write Florida's Constitution.[1] He went on to win a seat in the Florida state legislature[2] as a state senator.[3]

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  1. ^ a b c Jones, Maxine Deloris; Kevin M. McCarthy (1993). African Americans in Florida. Pineapple Press Inc. p. 37. ISBN 1-56164-031-X. 
  2. ^ a b Lincove, David A.; Eric Foner (2000). Reconstruction in the United States: An Annotated Bibliography. Greenwood Press. p. 309. ISBN 0-313-29199-3. 
  3. ^ Ortiz, Paul (2006). Emancipation Betrayed: The Hidden History of Black Organizing and White Violence in Florida from Reconstruction to the Bloody Elections of 1920. University of California Press. p. 24. ISBN 0-520-23946-6.