Faith Congregational Church [Hartford] (1819- )

“Image Ownership: Public Domain” The Faith Congregational Church in Hartford, Connecticut began in 1819 as a place for African Americans to worship on their own since they were previously only able to worship in the backs of churches and in church galleries in that city. … Read MoreFaith Congregational Church [Hartford] (1819- )

Robert Henry Lawrence Jr. (1935-1967)

Robert Henry Lawrence, Jr., was the first African American selected to be an astronaut.  He was also a test pilot and senior United States Air Force pilot with over 2,500 flight hours. Born in Chicago, Illinois on October 2, 1935, Robert Henry Lawrence, Jr. graduated … Read MoreRobert Henry Lawrence Jr. (1935-1967)

Charles B. Ray (1807-1886)

Image Ownership: Public Domain Charles Bennett Ray journalist, clergyman, and abolitionist was born in Falmouth, Massachusetts on December 25, 1807. He attended school in his hometown, and then in the 1830s he was given the opportunity by abolitionists to attend Wesleyan Seminary in Wilbraham, Massachusetts … Read MoreCharles B. Ray (1807-1886)

Henry Hugh Proctor (1868-1933)

Image Courtesy of Daniel Murray Collection, Library of Congress Henry Hugh Proctor was an author, lecturer and a clergyman of the Congregational Church. Proctor was born on December 8, 1868 near Fayetteville, Tennessee to former slave parents Richard and Hannah (Murray) Proctor. Proctor attended local … Read MoreHenry Hugh Proctor (1868-1933)