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Robert Meacham
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]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Jones, Maxine Deloris; Kevin M. McCarthy (1993). African Americans in Florida. Pineapple Press Inc. pp. 37. ISBN 156164031X. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Lincove, David A.; Eric Foner (2000). Reconstruction in the United States: An Annotated Bibliography. Greenwood Press. pp. 309. ISBN 0313291993. 
  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. pp. 24. ISBN 0520239466.