FLOR500 Garden 332 Josiah Thomas Walls, Politician (1842-1905) Born a slave in Virginia, Walls joined the Union Army during the Civil War. His regiment came to Florida where he remained, settling in Gainesville after the war. The was elected as the first African American representative in the u. S. Congress, and later became the farm director at Florida Normal College, now Florida A&M University.
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Josiah Thomas Walls, Politician 

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Josiah Thomas Walls, Politician 

(1842-1905)

Born a slave in Virginia, Walls joined the Union Army during the Civil War. His regiment came to Florida where he remained, settling in Gainesville after the war. The was elected as the first African American representative in the u. S. Congress, and later became the farm director at Florida Normal College, now Florida A&M University.





 




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