Projects » Legal Cases that Changed America » Profiles show advanced controls hide advanced controls

Sorted by date added

Focus Project
Group
Refine This List
Choose basic attributes
Relationships, manager, etc.
Include birth, death, others
Customize your views 
Photo
Actions

Dred Scott, famous slave MP (1799 - 1858)

From "Dred Scott's fight for freedom, 1846 - 1857" PBS.org Dred Scott first went to trial to sue for his freedom in 1847. Ten years later, after a decade of appeals and court reversals, his case wa...

10/11/2014 2/1/2016

Ryan White MP (1971 - 1990)

Ryan White was diagnosed with AIDS at age 13. He and his mother Jeanne White Ginder fought for his right to attend school, gaining international attention as a voice of reason about HIV/AIDS. At the ag...

7/8/2015 10/14/2015

Thurgood Marshall MP (1908 - 1993)

Thurgood Marshall (July 2, 1908 – January 24, 1993) was an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, serving from October 1967 until October 1991. Marshall was the Court's 96th jus...

5/31/2010 6/7/2015

Abe Fortas, associate justice of the United States Supreme Court, was born in Memphis, the son of an English-born Orthodox Jew and cabinetmaker. While attending high school, Fortas worked nights at a...

8/28/2011 4/14/2015

Catherine Roraback (1920 - 2007)

Catherine Gertrude "Katie" Roraback (September 17, 1920 – October 17, 2007) was a civil rights attorney in Connecticut, best known for representing Estelle Griswold and Dr. C. Lee Buxton in th...

3/29/2015 3/29/2015

Mary Hall (1843 - 1927)

Mary Hall (August 16, 1843 – November 15, 1927) was the first female lawyer in Connecticut, and also a poet, a suffragist, and a philanthropist. In 1882, the Connecticut Supreme Court of Error...

3/29/2015 3/29/2015

Estelle Griswold (deceased)

Estelle Naomi Trebert Griswold (June 8, 1900 – August 13, 1981) was a civil rights activist and feminist most commonly known as a defendant in what became the Supreme Court case Griswold v. Co...

2/12/2009 3/29/2015

Buddy DeSylva MP (1895 - 1950)

"Buddy De Sylva", "Buddy DeSylva", "Bud De Sylva", "Buddy G. DeSylva", "B.G. DeSylva"

George Gard "Buddy" De Sylva (1895-1950) was a prolific songwriter ("April Showers", "Button Up Your Overcoat", "Look for the Silver Lining", "California, Here I Come"), composer, producer, publisher a...

9/1/2012 12/29/2014

John Robert Clifford MP (1848 - 1933)

He was the first black attorney licensed in West Virginia. In two landmark cases before his state's Supreme Court, he attacked racial discrimination in education. Originally buried at Mount Hope Cemete...

10/1/2014 10/6/2014

co-sponsor of the Glass-Steagall Act of 1932 From History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography, Volume 4 By Thomas McAdory Owen, Marie Bankhead Owen, Page 1616:

9/17/2014 9/17/2014

George Denis Patrick Carlin was born in Manhattan, New York.[5][6] He was the younger son of now defunt new york sun advertising manager Patrick Carlin (1888–1945) and secretary Mary Beary (born...

7/20/2014 7/20/2014

Dr John Emerson (c.1803 - 1843)

Owner of Dred Scott. Left Scott and his family as well as the rest of his estate to his wife, Irene. Had a daughter. Dr. John Emerson (died 1843), was an owner of the slave Dred Scott, famous slave...

5/31/2014 5/31/2014

John F. A. Sanford MP (1806 - 1857)

Sanford, John F. A., frontiersman (1806-May 5, 1857).  From: Encyclopedia of Frontier Biography, Vol. III; P-Z Index by Dan L. Thrapp; pub. The Arthur H. Clark Co., Glendale, CA 1988; p. 1264 ...

5/5/2014 5/31/2014

Joseph Ralph Burton (November 16, 1852 – February 27, 1923) was a lawyer and United States Senator from the state of Kansas. Early life Burton was born and reared on his father's farm near...

5/17/2014 5/17/2014

Lambdin P. Milligan (1812 - 1889)

Lambdin Purdy Milligan (March 24, 1812 – December 21, 1899) was a lawyer, farmer, and a leader of the Knights of the Golden Circle during the American Civil War. In 1864, he was unlawfully giv...

5/4/2014 5/4/2014

Floyd Abrams MP

New York, Manhattan, New York, United States

New York, Manhattan, New York, United States

Floyd Abrams (born July 9, 1936) is an American attorney at Cahill Gordon & Reindel. He is an expert on constitutional law, and many arguments in the briefs he has written before the United States Supr...

3/27/2008 2/10/2014

John Paul Frank (1917 - 2002)

John was a lawyer who played a key role in the 1966 U.S. Supreme Court case Miranda v. Arizona. He and his law partner, John J. Flynn, represented Ernesto Miranda, who was arrested in 1963 and confesse...

1/6/2010 1/18/2014

John T. McTernan (1910 - 2005)

John T. McTernan, Prominent Defense Lawyer in McCarthy-Era Trials, Dies at 94 By DOUGLAS MARTIN Published: April 16, 2005 John T. McTernan, a left-wing legal gunslinger who prowled the nation to de...

1/18/2014 1/18/2014

Benjamin Lynde, Jr. (1700 - 1781)

Benjamin Lynde, Jr., jurist, born in Salem, Massachusetts, 4 October, 1700; died there, 9 October, 1781, was graduated at Harvard in 1718, studied law, and practised in Massachusetts. He was chosen a m...

2/23/2010 1/12/2014

Thomas Spencer, of Maine MP (c.1596 - 1681)

Thomas Spencer Birth: abt 1596- Winchcombe, Gloucestershire, England Death: Dec 15 1681 - Berwick, York, Maine, USA Parents: unknown Wife: Patience Chadbourne summary He was a tavern ...

2/1/2007 12/29/2013

Harold Andrew Blackmun (November 12, 1908 – March 4, 1999) was an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1970 until 1994. He is best known as the author of Roe v. Wad...

7/6/2011 11/3/2013

William Joseph Brennan, Jr. (April 25, 1906 – July 24, 1997) was an American jurist who served as an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court from 1956 to 1990. As the seventh long...

9/14/2012 11/3/2013

Warren Earl Burger (September 17, 1907 – June 25, 1995) was the 15th Chief Justice of the United States from 1969 to 1986. Although Burger was a conservative, the U.S. Supreme Court delivered ...

11/3/2013 11/3/2013

Sheriff Joseph F. Shipp (1845 - 1925)

In 1906, Sheriff Joseph F. Shipp was a defendant in the only criminal trial in history of the U.S. Supreme Court. United States v. Shipp, 203 U.S. 563, was a ruling of the Supreme Court of the United...

11/1/2013 11/1/2013

Herodias Porter MP (1623 - c.1692)

"Herodia", "Horrod", "Hored", "Harwood", "Herodias (Long) Hicks Gardiner Porter", "Herodias;Elizabeth Herodias", ""Horrod" Long"

From Colorful Character - Interesting, Odd and Sometimes Scandalous Stories of Our Ancestors Herodias Long (1623-1705) also known as: Harwood, Horod & Hored Married first at 13 - divorced. Lived as...

7/18/2007 9/2/2013

Edward Gorsuch MP (1795 - 1851)

Killed in the Christiana Riots while trying to recapture runaway slaves. Otherwise, he was supposedly an all-around nice guy. Edward Gorsuch (1795-1851) was a Baltimore County, Maryland farmer and sl...

7/19/2008 8/13/2013

Thaddeus Stevens MP (1792 - 1868)

"the great commoner.dictator of house"

Thaddeus Stevens (April 4, 1792 – August 11, 1868), of Pennsylvania, was a Republican leader and one of the most powerful members of the United States House of Representatives. As chairman of th...

6/22/2012 8/13/2013

Joseph P. Scarlet MP (1821 - 1882)

From Friends' Intelligencer and Journal, Volume 45 (Google eBook) Friends' Intelligencer Association, 1888 - Society of Friends. P. E. Gibbons. Page 490-491 "The motive of the persecution," ...

8/13/2013 8/13/2013

J. Lee Rankin, U.S. Solicitor General (1907 - 1996)

"J. Lee Rankin"

James Lee "Lee" Rankin (July 8, 1907 – June 26, 1996) was the 31st United States Solicitor General. Early life Rankin was born in Hartington, Nebraska, the son of Herman P. and Lois Gable ...

8/4/2013 8/4/2013

Rev. John Murray MP (1741 - 1815)

From John Murray (December 10, 1741-September 3, 1815), a preacher from the British Isles, became the most widely-known and respected voice of American Universalism during the last three decades of t...

1/5/2011 7/13/2013

Judith Sargent Murray MP (1751 - 1820)

"Judith (Sargent) Stevens Murray"

Judith Sargent Murray (1751–1820) was an early American advocate for women's rights, an essayist, playwright, poet, and letter writer. She was one of the first American proponents of the idea ...

1/5/2011 7/13/2013

Elizabeth Grinstead MP (1630 - 1655)

Elizabeth Key (Kay), a mulatto servent, sued the estate of Colonel John Motram for her freedom. William Grinstead, a 20 year old Englishm an was her lawyer and the two of them fell in love. She became ...

9/13/2007 6/30/2013

James Strom Thurmond (December 5, 1902 – June 26, 2003) was an American politician who served as a United States Senator. He also ran for the Presidency of the United States in 1948 as the seg...

2/19/2009 6/28/2013

A Patriot of the American Revolution for MASSACHUSETTS with the rank of MINUTE MAN. DAR Ancestor #: A070444 Levi Lincoln, Sr. (May 15, 1749 – April 14, 1820) was an American revolutionary and ...

2/8/2011 5/10/2013

Walter Marcus Pierce (May 30, 1861 – March 27, 1954) was an American politician, a Democrat, who served as the 17th Governor of Oregon and a member of the United States House of Representative...

4/27/2013 4/27/2013

Robert Patrick "Bob" Casey, Sr. (January 9, 1932—May 30, 2000) was an American politician from Pennsylvania. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as the 42nd Governor of Pennsylvania fr...

4/12/2013 4/12/2013

Elbridge Henry Goss, The History of Melrose, County of Middlesex, Massachusetts, (The City of Melrose, 1902. Melrose, Mass.; A W Dunton & Co., Printers), "Electronic," Page 379. HON. SAMUEL EDMUND SE...

4/6/2013 4/6/2013

Melville Weston Fuller (February 11, 1833 – July 4, 1910) was the Chief Justice of the United States between 1888 and 1910. ".... The decision for which the Fuller Court will always be rem...

7/25/2009 3/5/2013

Walter Estes Dellinger III (born May 15, 1941) is the Douglas B. Maggs Professor of Law at Duke University and head of the appellate practice at O’Melveny & Myers in Washington, D.C. He also c...

1/15/2013 1/15/2013

Frederick Bernays Wiener (1906 - 1996)

Frederick Bernays "Fritz" Wiener (1 June 1906 – 1 October 1996) was an American jurist specializing in military justice and constitutional law who became famous for the 1957 case of Reid v. Co...

3/14/2009 1/14/2013

Charles Evans Hughes, Sr. (April 11, 1862 – August 27, 1948) was a lawyer and Republican politician from the State of New York. He served as the 36th Governor of New York (1907–1910), A...

4/1/2007 1/14/2013

John Cornelius Stennis (August 3, 1901 – April 23, 1995) was a U.S. Senator from the state of Mississippi. He was a Democrat who served in the Senate for over 41 years, becoming its most senio...

12/27/2011 1/14/2013

Earl Warren MP (1891 - 1974)

Earl Warren (March 19, 1891 – July 9, 1974) was the 14th Chief Justice of the United States and the only person elected Governor of California three times. Excerpt from Wikipedia Before hold...

9/22/2010 1/14/2013

Samuel Field Phillips (February 18, 1824 - November 18, 1903) was a civil rights pioneer, lawyer, politician, and U.S. Solicitor General (1872–1885). He took part in the landmark civil rights ...

1/14/2013 1/14/2013

Albion W. Tourgée (USA) (1838 - 1905)

Albion Winegar Tourgée (May 2, 1838 – May 21, 1905) was an American soldier, Radical Republican, lawyer, judge, novelist, and diplomat. A pioneer civil rights activist, he founded the N...

1/14/2013 1/14/2013

Hannah Wheeler (1763 - d.)

Notes "The racial aspect of the case is handled with considerable understatement, and, as the authors assert, would have been appropriate for the time. Wheeler’s wife Hannah, one of his accu...

1/14/2013 1/14/2013

Ephraim Wheeler (1762 - 1806)

The case of Ephraim Wheeler is the only known example of the conviction and execution of a father for the rape of his daughter in early America. (1) "Impoverished, illiterate, a failed farmer who mar...

1/14/2013 1/14/2013

Roswell Martin Field, Sr. MP (1807 - 1869)

Roswell Martin Field was famous for his representation of Dred Scott, the slave who sued for his freedom. Field filed the complaint in the Dred Scott v. Sandford case (sometimes referred to as "the law...

10/11/2008 12/28/2012

Florence Kelley (1859 - 1932)

Florence Kelley (September 12, 1859 – February 17, 1932) was an American social and political reformer. Her work against sweatshops and for the minimum wage, eight-hour workdays, and children'...

12/3/2012 12/3/2012

The Rev. Francis Brown (1784 - 1820)

) The Rev. Francis Brown (January 11, 1784 – July 27, 1820) served as the president of Dartmouth College. He graduated from the College in 1805 and from 1806–1809 held a tutorship there...

11/29/2012 11/29/2012

Amos Tappan Akerman (February 23, 1821 – December 21, 1880) served as United States Attorney General under President Ulysses S. Grant from 1870 to 1871. A native of New Hampshire, Akerman grad...

11/26/2012 11/26/2012

Joseph Hopkinson (1770 - 1842)

Joseph Hopkinson (November 12, 1770 – January 15, 1842) was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania, and later a United States federal judge. Early life, education,...

11/22/2010 10/27/2012

James Branch Cabell MP (1879 - 1958)

James Branch Cabell was the author of fifty-two books, including fantasy and science fiction novels, comedies of manners about post-bellum Richmond, works of genealogy, collections of short stories, es...

3/2/2009 9/16/2012

David T. Dellinger (August 22, 1915 – May 25, 2004), was an influential American radical, a pacifist and activist for nonviolent social change. Chicago Seven Dellinger achieved peak no...

9/6/2012 9/6/2012

Charlotte Anita Whitney (1867 - 1955)

Charlotte Anita Whitney (July 7, 1867 – February 4, 1955), best known as "Anita Whitney," was an American women's rights activist, political activist, suffragist, and early Communist Labor Par...

8/29/2012 8/29/2012

Leonard B. Boudin (1912 - 1989)

Leonard B. Boudin (July 20, 1912- November 24, 1989) was an American civil liberties attorney and left-wing activist who represented Daniel Ellsberg of Pentagon Papers fame and Dr. Benjamin Spock, the ...

3/25/2009 8/24/2012

Maury Maverick, Jr. (1921 - 2003)

. Maury Maverick, Jr. (January 3, 1921 – January 28, 2003) was an American lawyer, politician, activist, and columnist from the U.S. state of Texas. A member of the prominent Maverick family, ...

8/22/2012 8/22/2012

Richard Peters (1780 - 1848)

) Richard Peters, Jr. (August 17, 1780 – May 2, 1848) was the fourth reporter of decisions of the United States Supreme Court, serving from 1828 to 1843. He was born in Belmont, Pennsylvan...

8/19/2012 8/19/2012

Judge Samuel Sewall MP (1652 - 1730)

"Samuel Sewall Salem Witch Trials Judge"

Samuel Sewall was a Massachusetts magistrate of the Court of Oyer and Terminer. Five years after the Salem Witch Trials, Sewall publicly regretted his role in the trials, the only magistrate involved t...

4/14/2007 8/19/2012

Hamilton Rowan Gamble (November 29, 1798– January 31, 1864) was the chief justice of the Missouri Supreme Court at the time of the Dred Scott Decision in 1852, when his colleagues voted to ove...

8/17/2012 8/17/2012

Richard Henry Dana, Jr. MP (1815 - 1882)

Richard Henry Dana Jr. (August 1, 1815 – January 6, 1882) was an American lawyer and politician from Massachusetts, a descendant of an eminent colonial family who gained renown as the author o...

3/25/2008 8/14/2012

DAR Ancestor #: A050054 Alexander Hamilton (January 11, 1755 or 1757 – July 12, 1804) was the first United States Secretary of the Treasury, a Founding Father, economist, and political philoso...

8/20/2007 8/1/2012

Prudence Crandall MP (1803 - 1889)

Prudence Crandall was the leader of the first racially-integrated school for girls in America and is the Connecticut State Heroine. In 1831, Crandall opened an academy on the Canterbury Green to ed...

3/11/2009 7/8/2012

Henry Menasco Wade (1914 - 2001)

Henry Menasco Wade (November 11, 1914 – March 1, 2001) was a Texas lawyer who participated in two of the most notable U.S. court cases of the 20th century, the prosecution of Jack Ruby for kil...

7/6/2012 7/6/2012

Clarence Earl Gideon (1910 - 1972)

Clarence Earl Gideon (August 30, 1910 – January 18, 1972) was a poor drifter accused in a Florida state court of felony theft. His case resulted in the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision Gid...

7/6/2012 7/6/2012

Homer Plessy MP (1862 - 1925)

Homer Plessy (March 17, 1862 – March 1, 1925) was the American plaintiff in the United States Supreme Court decision in Plessy v. Ferguson. Arrested, tried and convicted in New Orleans of a vi...

5/23/2011 7/5/2012

Madalyn Murray O'Hair (1919 - 1995)

Madalyn Murray O'Hair (April 13, 1919 – September 29, 1995) was an American atheist activist. She was the founder of the organization American Atheists and served as its president from 1963 to...

7/5/2012 7/5/2012

Hugo Lafayette Black (February 27, 1886 – September 25, 1971) was an American politician and jurist. A member of the Democratic Party, Black represented Alabama in the United States Senate from ...

7/5/2011 7/4/2012

Cornelius Vanderbilt MP (1794 - 1877)

Cornelius Vanderbilt (May 27, 1794 – January 4, 1877), also known by the sobriquet Commodore,[1] was an American entrepreneur. He built his wealth in shipping and railroads and was the patriar...

6/25/2007 7/4/2012

A Patriot of the American Revolution for NEW JERSEY with the rank of Major. DAR Ancestor #: A085700 Service: NEW JERSEY Rank: MAJOR Birth: 12-3-1756 ELIZABETHTOWN NEW JERSEY Death: 4-19-1839 JERS...

11/22/2010 7/4/2012

Daniel Webster, U.S. Senator and Secretary of State MP (1782 - 1852)

"Black Dan", "the Great Orator"

US Congressional biography: WEBSTER, Daniel, (1782 - 1852) Senate Years of Service: 1827-41; 1845-1850 Party: Adams; Anti-Jacksonian; Whig WEBSTER, Daniel, a Representative from New Hampshire and a R...

6/29/2007 7/4/2012

Richard Milhous Nixon was the 37th president of the United States (1969-1974). During his administration the United States withdrew its military forces from Vietnam and informally recognized the govern...

1/17/2007 7/4/2012

Albert Arnold "Al" Gore, Jr. (born March 31, 1948) is an American environmental activist who served as the 45th Vice President of the United States from 1993 to 2001 under President Bill Clinton. He is...

9/7/2008 7/4/2012

George W. Bush July 6, 1946 New Haven, CT, USA Parents: George H. W. Bush June 12, 1924 and Barbara (Pierce) Bush June 9, 1925 Wife: Laura Welch November 4, 1946

1/21/2007 7/4/2012

Dr. Elizur Butler (1794 - 1857)

DR. ELIZUR AND ESTHER BUTLER MISSIONARIES TO THE CHEROKEE INDIANS Buried in the grave sixty feet south of this point is Esther Post Butler. Born in Connecticut on September 15, 1795, Post mar...

7/4/2012 7/4/2012

) William Wirt (November 8, 1772 – February 18, 1834) was an American author and statesman who is credited with turning the position of United States Attorney General into one of influence. ...

7/12/2009 7/4/2012

Samuel Austin Worcester (1798 - 1859)

Samuel Austin Worcester (19 January 1798 – 20 April 1859), was a missionary to the Cherokee, translator of the Bible, printer and defender of the Cherokee's sovereignty. He was a party in Worc...

7/10/2008 7/4/2012

Thomas Jefferson was part of the Committee of Five appointed by the Continental Congress to draft the Declaration of Independence and the main author. The others were John Adams, Roger Sherman, Robert ...

2/24/2007 7/4/2012

John Adams, 2nd President of the USA, Signer of the Declaration of Independence MP (1735 - 1826)

"President John Adams", "2nd US President"

Please note: He passed away July 4, 1826 at the age of 90 A Patriot of the American Revolution for MASSACHUSETTS. (SIGNER OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE ) DAR Ancestor # A000585 John Adams , 2n...

3/5/2007 7/4/2012

James Madison, 4th President of the United States MP (1751 - 1836)

"Author of the Bill of Rights", "Father of the Constitution", "U.S. President James Madison"

James Madison, Jr. (March 16, 1751 (O.S. March 5) – June 28, 1836) was an American statesman and political theorist. He was the fourth President of the United States (1809–1817) and is ha...

6/8/2007 7/4/2012

William Marbury, Jr. (1762 - 1835)

William Marbury (November 7, 1762–1835) was one of the "midnight judges" appointed by United States President John Adams the day before he left office. In an effort to prevent the incoming par...

7/4/2012 7/4/2012

John Howard Ferguson (June 10, 1838 - November 12, 1915) was born the third and last child to baptist parents (John H. Ferguson & Sarah Davis Luce) on June 10, 1838 in Chilmark/Tisbury, Massachusetts...

7/3/2012 7/3/2012

The Legacy of Two Justices From One Family — John Marshall Harlan and John Marshall Harlan II Unique in the history of the U.S. Judiciary is the service of two Harlans as associate justice...

5/28/2007 7/3/2012

Henry Billings Brown (March 2, 1836 – September 4, 1913) was an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from January 5, 1891, to May 28, 1906. He was the author of the opin...

7/4/2011 7/3/2012

Peter Blow (1777 - 1832)

In the late 1790s, Dred Scott, famous slave was born into slavery in Southampton County, Virginia, as property to the Peter Blow family. From Dred Scott was born to slave parents in Virginia some...

3/25/2010 7/3/2012

Henry Taylor Blow (July 15, 1817 – September 11, 1875) was a two-term U.S. Representative from Missouri and an ambassador to both Venezuela and Brazil. Blow was born in Southampton County,...

7/3/2012 7/3/2012

His most famous decision was that rendered in the Dred Scott case: that Congress had no power to exclude slavery from the territories - Myers 1697 Roger Brooke Taney (pronounced /ˈt&#x...

12/2/2007 7/3/2012

John Merryman (August 9, 1824 – November 15, 1881) was the petitioner in one of the best known habeas corpus cases of the American Civil War, a militia officer during the Civil War, and a Mary...

1/15/2012 7/3/2012

John Marshall (September 24, 1755 – July 6, 1835) was an American jurist and statesman who shaped American constitutional law and made the Supreme Court a center of power. Marshall was Chi...

12/26/2007 7/3/2012

Judge John Lowell MP (1743 - 1802)

"The Old Judge"

from John A. Lowell (June 17, 1743, in Newburyport, Massachusetts – May 6, 1802, in Roxbury), the son of Rev. John Lowell and Sarah Champney, was a respected lawyer, selectman, jurist, deleg...

6/16/2008 7/2/2012

Mildred Delores Loving MP (1939 - 2008)

Photos ABC News, Virginia Wasn't Always for Lovers Sources Findagrave.com, Mildred Jeter Loving Wikipedia, Loving v. Virginia Wikipedia, Mildred and Richard Loving

2/27/2012 7/2/2012

Richard Perry Loving MP (1933 - 1975)

Photos ABC News, Virginia Wasn't Always for Lovers Sources Findagrave.com, Richard Perry Loving Obituary, Richard Loving (The Free Lance-Star, Jul. 1, 1975)

2/27/2012 7/2/2012

No official in the federal government knew Mississippi better than John Doar, lead prosecutor in the Mississippi Burning Trial. As a young attorney working within the Civil Rights Division of the Jus...

8/30/2007 7/2/2012

Prince Boston MP (1750 - d.)

Prince Boston, the uncle of Absalom, was born into slavery on Nantucket in 1750, son of Boston and Maria, who were slaves of William Swain, a prominent Nantucket merchant. In 1773 Prince Boston made hi...

6/24/2012 7/2/2012

Capt. Absalom Boston MP (1785 - 1855)

Absalom Boston (1785-1855) was a United States mariner who was the first African American captain to sail a whaleship with an all-black crew. He was born on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts, And althoug...

6/24/2012 7/2/2012