George Washington Williams

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Journalist, Scholar, Pastor, Lawyer(1849–1891)
Civil War veteran George Washington Williams is best known as the author of History of the Negro Race in America, widely considered the first objective history of African Americans.

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Most popularly known as the author of History of the Negro Race in America, widely considered the first objective history of African Americans, 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, Williams was also a pastor, attorney and legislator--the first African-American to serve in the Ohio House of Representatives.

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