The founder of Kentucky's Berea College was an abolitionist. While he was alive, the school offered a free education for both Black and white students.
The first African American of either gender to publish a book of poetry has remained a controversial figure in the black community.
Like other African-Americans, Jeremiah B. Sanderson was intrigued by the new state of California—a free state that promised economic and social opportunity.
Kristen Green's memoir Something Must Be Done About Prince Edward County neglects the broader significance of the county's school desegregation crisis.