William G. Allen: The Forgotten Professor

  title={William G. Allen: The Forgotten Professor},
  author={Richard J. M. Blackett},
  journal={Civil War History},
The historyof Afro-Americans is littered with adepressingnumber of important but forgetten individuals, men and women who resisted oppression and fought for a new world free from racial inequalities. One of these was William G. Allen, the "Colored Professor." Allen was the first black American employed as a professor at a white college—the New York Central College at McGrawville. Thefewreferences to Allen in the histories of ante-bellum black America are usually confined to his appointment at… 
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