Benjamin Sterling Turner (1825-1894)

Benjamin Turner was a Republican U.S. Representative from Alabama (1871-73), the first African American congressman from that state. Born a slave, Turner obtained an education through clandestine study and entered politics right after the Civil War.

Date:
1867 circa 5 years
Original Format:
Glass Negative Print
Item#:
MES17718
Photographer:
Mathew Brady
Height:
1251px
Width:
912px
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