High­way marker hon­ors H.H. Gar­net

Kent County News - - NEWS -

CHESTERVILLE — A road­way marker with in­for­ma­tion about Henry High­land Gar­net was un­veiled Satur­day by mem­bers of the His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety of Kent County. The marker high­lights Gar­net’s work as an or­a­tor, not­ing that he was the first African Amer­i­can to speak in the U.S. Capi­tol. The marker is lo­cated on state Route 291, near the in­ter­sec­tion of state Route 290, in the area of where Gar­net was born into slav­ery in 1815. From left are His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety of Kent County Deputy Di­rec­tor Amanda Tut­tle-Smith, Jeanette Sher­bondy and Ge­orge Shivers.


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