New PDF release: African Americans of Jefferson County (Images of America)

By Inc. Jefferson County Black History Preservation Society,Sen. Robert C. Byrd

ISBN-10: 0738567876

ISBN-13: 9780738567877

ISBN-10: 1531644619

ISBN-13: 9781531644611

Jefferson County can proudly declare a good number of firsts in terms of African american citizens in nationwide background. The raid to loose slaves that served as a catalyst for the Civil struggle 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 warfare. In 1906, the Niagara circulate, forerunner to the nationwide organization for the development of coloured humans (NAACP), held its first assembly on American soil at the Storer collage campus. the 1st girl to turn into the trainer of a men's collage basketball staff was once additionally an African American from Jefferson County. also, the coloured Horse exhibit held in Charles city used to be the 1st of its sort for African Americans.

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By Inc. Jefferson County Black History Preservation Society,Sen. Robert C. Byrd

ISBN-10: 0738567876

ISBN-13: 9780738567877

ISBN-10: 1531644619

ISBN-13: 9781531644611

Jefferson County can proudly declare a good number of firsts in terms of African american citizens in nationwide background. The raid to loose slaves that served as a catalyst for the Civil struggle 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 warfare. In 1906, the Niagara circulate, forerunner to the nationwide organization for the development of coloured humans (NAACP), held its first assembly on American soil at the Storer collage campus. the 1st girl to turn into the trainer of a men's collage basketball staff was once additionally an African American from Jefferson County. also, the coloured Horse exhibit held in Charles city used to be the 1st of its sort for African Americans.

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