Lawrence Speed

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NationalityAfrican Americans
CitizenshipUnited States
OccupationState legislator

Lawrence S. Speed was a state legislator in Alabama during the Reconstruction era.[1] He was one of five African Americans who represented Bullock County in those years.[2] He was also a Union League organizer in Bullock County.[3]

See also

  • List of African-American officeholders during Reconstruction


  1. Senate, Alabama Legislature (December 30, 1873). "Journal of the Senate of the State of Alabama" – via Google Books.
  2. "African-American-History-of-Bullock-County".
  3. Bailey, Richard (December 30, 2010). "Neither Carpetbaggers Nor Scalawags: Black Officeholders During the Reconstruction of Alabama, 1867-1878". NewSouth Books – via Google Books.

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