Mary Maillard is an independent scholar and documentary editor from Vancouver, British Columbia. Her primary interests are in Black family history focusing on free people of color in antebellum Philadelphia and North Carolina. Her edition Whispers of Cruel Wrongs: The Correspondence of Louisa Jacobs and Her Circle, 1879-1911 (2017) won Honorable Mention for the Society for the Study of American Women Writers Book Award in 2018. She is currently working on a biography of Louisa Burr, daughter of Vice President Aaron Burr.
Frederick Augustus Hinton, barber, abolitionist, early advocate for independent Black presses, and founding member of the Colored Conventions movement, was born enslaved in Raleigh, North Carolina, to unknown parents. Emancipated in Philadelphia in 1825 at the age of twenty-one, Hinton quickly became a member of … Read MoreFrederick Augustus Hinton (1804-1849)