Thomas Mundy

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Thomas Mundy was born in Metuchen, New Jersey back in 1824 to Thomas and Lucy. From 1870 to 1878 he was a school principal. In his spare time, he was a handyman in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. He was appointed to be a member of a committee that made amendments that was approved by the State Legislature in 1871.

For his work, he was awarded a gold medal. Later in life he fell on hard times and was forced to pawn that medal. It is now being housed at the University of Louisiana. He died in 1904 at 79.

What you may not know about Thomas Mundy Peterson is that he was born a slave, manumitted at 21.   He was the first African-American to hold office on the Middlesex County Commission, the first “colored” person to serve on a jury. However, what he is most noted for is that he was the first African-American to vote in an election under the 15th Amendment of the United States Constitution, casting the vote on March 31, 1870. Until tomorrow keep that smile on your face. Just think of all the knowledge you learn each day here in the Rain.

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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

A historic trail blazer for his time...and and excellent role model.

May 10, 2018 04:03 AM #1
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. There is always a first and it is never easy. Thanks for the heads-up! Enjoy your day!

May 10, 2018 04:26 AM #2
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Good morning James.  This man should be remembered for his great accomplishments which must not have been easy for him.

May 10, 2018 04:27 AM #3
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

That's quite the history, James, of a special man. (I know Perth Amboy quite well, by the way.)

May 10, 2018 05:27 AM #4
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Pretty good stuff my friend.  That is pretty sad that he fell on hard times and had to pawn his medal.

May 10, 2018 06:43 AM #5
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning James. This is a really good one and a community that I know well.

May 10, 2018 06:59 AM #6
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Now that is a remarkable first to be able to cast the first vote and he should be remembered.

May 10, 2018 07:15 AM #7
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good afternoon James - yes, you have educated us every day and I love it.

May 10, 2018 10:00 AM #8
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, James, for sharing this interesting story that is an important element in the history of our country.

May 10, 2018 10:12 AM #9
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James- all of the people who came before us and had to pave the way! Remarkable. 

May 10, 2018 11:23 AM #10
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


A wonderful salute to all those who paved the way for so many and were brave enough to do it.  A

May 10, 2018 12:53 PM #11
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