By Jefferson County Black History Preservation Society
Jefferson County can proudly declare a number of firsts by way of African american citizens in nationwide history.
The raid to loose slaves that served as a catalyst for the Civil struggle was once led via abolitionist John Brown in Harpers Ferry. the 1st guy wounded within the uprising used to be Heyward Shepherd, a loose 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 battle. In 1906, the Niagara circulation, 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 lady to turn into the trainer of a men's university basketball workforce used to be additionally an African American from Jefferson County. also, the coloured Horse convey held in Charles city was once the 1st of its variety for African Americans.
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