African Americans of Jefferson County (Images of America)

African Americans of Jefferson County (Images of America)


Jefferson County can proudly declare quite a few firsts in terms of African americans in nationwide background. The raid to loose slaves that served as a catalyst for the Civil battle was once led by means of abolitionist John Brown in Harpers Ferry. the 1st guy wounded within the uprising was once Heyward Shepherd, a unfastened African American and a Jefferson County resident. Pres. Abraham Lincoln appointed Jefferson County local Martin Robison Delany because the first African American box officer of the Civil struggle. In 1906, the Niagara flow, forerunner to the nationwide organization for the development of coloured humans (NAACP), held its first assembly on American soil at the Storer university campus. the 1st lady to develop into the trainer of a menÂ’s university basketball workforce was once additionally an African American from Jefferson County. also, the coloured Horse convey held in Charles city was once the 1st of its style for African americans.

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