Dr. George Washington Williams, one of the first great African-American historians, through the Internet and film, has recently been brought back to our at

Dr. George Washington Williams, one of the first great African-American historians, through the Internet and film, has recently been brought back to our at

George Washington Williams.  Civil War veteran, minister, and Ohio's first Black state legislator, Williams published the first formal history of the African American experience, "The History of the Negro Race in America, 1619-1880" (1883).

George Washington Williams. Civil War veteran, minister, and Ohio's first Black state legislator, Williams published the first formal history of the African American experience, "The History of the Negro Race in America, 1619-1880" (1883).

George Washington Williams's Open Letter to King Leopold on the Congo, 1890 - See more at: http://www.blackpast.org/george-washington-williams-open-letter-king-leopold-congo-1890

George Washington Williams's Open Letter to King Leopold on the Congo, 1890 - See more at: http://www.blackpast.org/george-washington-williams-open-letter-king-leopold-congo-1890

Most popularly known as the author of History of the Negro Race in America, widely considered the first objective history of blacks in the US, George Washington Williams is famous for the oral histories he capturing detailing the experiences of black Americans during the American Civil War. In addition to being an author, pastor and attorney, he was a legislator. A Republican, in 1879 he became the first black to serve in the Ohio legislature.

Most popularly known as the author of History of the Negro Race in America, widely considered the first objective history of blacks in the US, George Washington Williams is famous for the oral histories he capturing detailing the experiences of black Americans during the American Civil War. In addition to being an author, pastor and attorney, he was a legislator. A Republican, in 1879 he became the first black to serve in the Ohio legislature.

There probably would be no Black History Month, if there hadn’t been people who thought that the story of African-Americans was worth preserving. One of the pioneers in that effort was George Washington Williams. In 1883, less than 20 years after the end of the Civil War, Mr. Williams’ “History of the Negro Race in America From 1619 to 1880” was published. Mr. Williams had set a high standard for his work. “Not as the blind panegyrist of my race, nor as the partisan apologist, but from a…

There probably would be no Black History Month, if there hadn’t been people who thought that the story of African-Americans was worth preserving. One of the pioneers in that effort was George Washington Williams. In 1883, less than 20 years after the end of the Civil War, Mr. Williams’ “History of the Negro Race in America From 1619 to 1880” was published. Mr. Williams had set a high standard for his work. “Not as the blind panegyrist of my race, nor as the partisan apologist, but from a…

Samuel L. Jackson (on the history of his character George Washington Williams); Admires His Character In "Legend of Tarzan"

Samuel L. Jackson (on the history of his character George Washington Williams); Admires His Character In "Legend of Tarzan"

George Washington Williams’s Open Letter to King Leopold on the Congo, 1890   - http://kineticslive.com/2012/10/george-washington-williams/

George Washington Williams’s Open Letter to King Leopold on the Congo, 1890 - http://kineticslive.com/2012/10/george-washington-williams/

Portrait of George Washington Williams ~ "Living with the Hydra The Documentation of Slavery and the Slave Trade in Federal Records" By Walter B. Hill, Jr.

Portrait of George Washington Williams ~ "Living with the Hydra The Documentation of Slavery and the Slave Trade in Federal Records" By Walter B. Hill, Jr.

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