Henry Johnson; Malinda Johnson; Virginia Normal and Collegiate Institute
The home was built by Henry Johnson in 1865 after the end of the Civil War on Rome Street in Petersburg, VA. Henry Johnson had been born a slave on the old Fleet Plantation, now the site of Virginia State University. The house is still standing.
William H. Miles Was Born a Slave In 1828 and Freed In 1854. He Joined the Methodist Episcopal Church (South) In 1855 and the Church Licensed Him to Preach in 1857. Over the Next 22 Years, He Lead a Church That Grew Into One of the Largest In the...
African American; Freed slave; Virginia Normal and Collegiate Institute
Rosetta McCray was born a slave in Petersburg, Virginia. Her father John McCray was able to acquire her freedom in the 1840s. She married John Henry Hill and bore two children before leaving Petersburg for Canada. While there, their two sons...
Freedom fighter; Virginia Normal and Collegiate Institute
John Henry Hill was born a slave in King and Queen County, Virginia, in March 1828. He escaped from the institution of slavery in 1853 and fled to Canada. He was very active in the Underground Railroad movement in Canada. After the Civil War...
African American; Legislator; Virginia Normal and Collegiate Institute
Delegate Peter J. Carter 1844-1888, was born a slave in Northhampton County, Virginia. He was elected first Rector of the Board of Visitors of Virginia Normal and Collegiate Institute on February 15, 1883.
School Teacher; Virginia Normal and Collegiate Institute
William Henry Johnson is shown in this 1889 wedding photograph with Mrs. Nannie Brewer Johnson. William Henry Johnson was the son of Henry Johnson, who had been born a slave on the old Fleet Plantation site. Mrs. Nannie Brewer Johnson was also...
Eliza Walker, one of eight children was born a slave six miles out of Nashville at Flatrock in 1857. Her father owned an ice-house and made enough money to purchase a home for the family in 1866, Eliza Walker entered Fisk.
Isaac Dickerson, was born a slave on July 15, 1850 in Wytheville, Virginia. After his mother died, he became a houseboy at the age of five. Before entering Fisk, he worked as a hotel waiter and a school teacher.
Jennie Jackson born free, was the granddaughter of President Andrew Jackson's personal body servant. Jennie's mother had been a slave but her master at this death gave her her freedom. Jennie entered Fisk in 1866.
Julius Lester (1939- ). Author. Class of 1960. Gained success as a children's author in 1969 with the publication of To Be a Slave, a Newbery Honor Book, and Black Folktales. Subsequent works continued to show his interest in African-American...
Pinchback, Pinckney Benton Stewart, b. 1837 d. 1921; Governors--Louisiana
Founder and sponsor of the relocation of Southern University. Pinchback served as Senator in the Louisiana State Senate in 1867, Lieutenant Governor in 1871 and Governor of Louisiana from December 9, 1872 to January 13, 1873 [35 days].
The bulletin of Atlanta University was a publication sent to faculty, friends and alumni of the institution; Telling of the institution's progress and present needs. This issue is December 1897, no. 87.
The bulletin of Atlanta University was a publication sent to faculty, friends and alumni of the institution; Telling of the institution's progress and present needs. This issue is November 1899, no. 104.
The bulletin of Atlanta University was a publication sent to faculty, friends and alumni of the institution; Telling of the institution's progress and present needs. This issue is October 1899, no. 103.