By Jefferson County Black History Preservation Society
Jefferson County can proudly declare a great number of firsts in terms of African americans in nationwide history.
The raid to loose slaves that served as a catalyst for the Civil battle used to be led by way of 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 conflict. 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 university campus. the 1st lady to develop into the trainer of a men's university basketball staff 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 style for African Americans.
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