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By Inc. Jefferson County Black History Preservation Society,Sen. Robert C. Byrd

Jefferson County can proudly declare loads of firsts in terms of African americans in nationwide heritage. The raid to loose slaves that served as a catalyst for the Civil struggle used to be led via abolitionist John Brown in Harpers Ferry. the 1st guy wounded within the uprising used to be Heyward Shepherd, a loose African American and a Jefferson County resident. Pres. Abraham Lincoln appointed Jefferson County local Martin Robison Delany because the first African American box officer of the Civil conflict. In 1906, the Niagara circulation, forerunner to the nationwide organization for the development of coloured humans (NAACP), held its first assembly on American soil at the Storer collage campus. the 1st girl to develop into the trainer of a men's collage basketball crew was once additionally an African American from Jefferson County. also, the coloured Horse exhibit held in Charles city was once the 1st of its sort for African Americans.

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