Martin Henry Freeman

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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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Barbara Todaro
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Good morning, James Dray well, any "first" is an important fact to mention.... 

Jan 26, 2020 03:30 AM #1
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Donald Urschalitz
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A first is the first and he sure was ahead of the times on his success.

Jan 26, 2020 04:32 AM #2
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Wayne Martin
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Good morning James. Martin was way ahead of his time or was it the people who elected him (or both)? Something to ponder. Enjoy your day!

Jan 26, 2020 04:52 AM #3
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Brian England
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I have heard of that place but did not know the history behind it, pretty interesting stuff.

Jan 26, 2020 05:28 AM #4
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Michael Jacobs
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Hello James - I know of some of the history of Liberia but didn't know this piece of the puzzle.  As usual, you do a very good job helping fill in the blanks.  

Jan 26, 2020 05:32 AM #5
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Nina Hollander
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No doubt a very important figure in African-American history, James... but I'd guess most people wouldn't know this man's name.

Jan 26, 2020 05:49 AM #6
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Raymond E. Camp
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Good morning James,

Another first I learned today.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Jan 26, 2020 06:29 AM #7
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Good morning again James. This is a lot my friend and I enjoyed it. :)

Jan 26, 2020 07:18 AM #8
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I'm always a little smarter when I read your daily post. Sometimes a lot smarter

May Sunday be good to you James Dray 

Jan 26, 2020 08:01 AM #9
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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Hi James Dray -  I always wonder what a person has to endure to be first at something. Martin is no exception. 

Jan 26, 2020 08:34 AM #10
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James,

All those firsts led to second, third, and hopefully as we continue to evolve this will be normal.  A

Jan 26, 2020 10:06 AM #11
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hi James - what strikes me with your history lesson posts, which I love is the way that so many people have paved the way for so many of us. 

Jan 26, 2020 11:55 AM #12
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His contributions to those he rescued are immeasurable. He definitely set an example for others to follow.

Jan 26, 2020 02:00 PM #13
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Hi James, Anyone involved in the Underground Railroad, has to be very brave, dedicated and determined.  That's how he led his entire life.

Jan 26, 2020 09:14 PM #14
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It may be a short one but it is also an important one.

Jan 27, 2020 03:10 PM #15
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"Not much today"

And yet, the first black president of a American college was quite an accomplishment.

Feb 14, 2020 07:43 PM #16
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