Frederick Augustus Hinton (1804-1849)

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)

Charles Mitchell, Slavery, and Washington Territory in 1860 [Children’s Edition]

This entry is for juvenile audiences. To see the full version of this entry, click here. Who are they: Charles Mitchell was born into slavery in 1847 on the Marengo Plantation in Maryland. He was born to a free white man, also named Charles Mitchell, … Read MoreCharles Mitchell, Slavery, and Washington Territory in 1860 [Children’s Edition]

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) [Children’s Edition]

This entry is for juvenile audiences. To see the full version of this entry, click here. What happened: HBCUs were founded in response to the need for people of color to have more access to education programs. The earliest HBCUs were founded between 1837 and … Read MoreHistorically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) [Children’s Edition]