Gadsden County, Florida
27 February 1902|
Robert Meacham (1835 – 1902) was an African-American leader in Florida during Reconstruction. He helped to establish the African Methodist Episcopal Church in Florida and acted as a minister. In 1868 he helped write Florida's Constitution. He went on to win a seat in the Florida state legislature as a state senator.
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- Jones, Maxine Deloris; Kevin M. McCarthy (1993). African Americans in Florida. Pineapple Press Inc. pp. 37. ISBN 156164031X.
- Lincove, David A.; Eric Foner (2000). Reconstruction in the United States: An Annotated Bibliography. Greenwood Press. pp. 309. ISBN 0313291993.
- 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. pp. 24. ISBN 0520239466.