Martin Henry Freeman was born in Rutland, Vermont back in 1826. He received private tutelage form a local pastor before attending Middlebury College where he graduated as salutatorian in 1849. After graduation, he was a professor of science and mathematics at the Allegheny Institute.
During the Civil War, he was active in the underground railroad. In 1864, he moved to Liberia continuing his work as a professor being named its president shortly before his death.
What you may not know about Martin is that he was the first Black president of an American college. Not much today, but that’s all I have.
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