By Jefferson County Black History Preservation Society
Jefferson County can proudly declare loads of firsts in terms of African americans in nationwide history.
The raid to loose slaves that served as a catalyst for the Civil warfare used to be led by means 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 warfare. In 1906, the Niagara stream, 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 girl to develop into the trainer of a men's collage basketball crew used to be additionally an African American from Jefferson County. also, the coloured Horse exhibit held in Charles city was once the 1st of its variety for African Americans.
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