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Crum, William Demos, 1859-1912

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1859 - 1912

Gender

  • male

Occupations

Places

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Craft and Crum families papers

 Collection
Identifier: AMN 1102
Abstract William Craft (1824-1900) and Ellen Smith Craft (1826-1891) were slaves who met and married on a plantation in Macon, Georgia. Unwilling to raise children in slavery, in December 1848 they devised a plan to escape to Philadephia, Pennsylvania. Ellen dressed as an invalid male, her arm in a sling to avoid writing (neither William nor Ellen could read or write) and face in bandages to obscure her feminine voice and lack of facial hair. William accompanied her as a servant. They arrived in...
Dates: 1780-2007

John L. Dart family papers

 Collection
Identifier: AMN 1069
Abstract John Lewis Dart (1854-1915) was born a free person of color in Charleston, South Carolina. He graduated from Avery Normal Institute in 1872 and attended Atlanta University in Georgia, and Newton Theological Seminary in Massachusetts, where he was ordained a Baptist minister. He returned to Charleston in 1886 and became pastor of Morris Street Baptist Church. Sixteen years later, Dart ministered the Shiloh Baptist Church. In 1894, he opened the Charleston Normal and Industrial Institute, a...
Dates: 1844-1947

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  • Subject: African Americans -- South Carolina -- Charleston X
  • Subject: Free African Americans -- South Carolina -- Charleston X

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