James Lewis was raised in Cleveland, Ohio. He received a B.A from Kenyon College in history and an M.A from Pennsylvania State University in history. James has taught in independent for the last 13 years; teaching for the last 8 years at his alma mater University School in Cleveland, Ohio. James also coaches Lincoln-Douglas debate and has coached a debater to the Ohio state championship 3 times in the last 6 years.
James Lewis was born free on September 11 in either 1832 or 1833 in Woodville, Mississippi. Early in his life, he worked on steamboats that traveled between New Orleans and St. Louis. Later in life, Lewis recalled how he would use passes issued to him … Read MoreJames Lewis (1832/33-1914)