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Martin Henry Freeman
Birth: May 11, 1826
Rutland
Rutland County
Vermont, USA
Death: May 26, 1889
Monrovia
Montserrado, Liberia

Educator. He was the first African-American to become a college president in the United States. The salutatorian of Middlebury College's class of 1849, in 1850 he began work as a professor at Pennsylvania's Avery College. He was noted for his expertise in science and mathematics, and in 1856 he became president of the institution, the first African-American in the United States to achieve such distinction. He became active in the "Back to Africa" movement and moved to Liberia in 1864. Freeman served as a professor at Liberia College and became its acting president in 1885. He was appointed president shortly before his death. (bio by: Bill McKern) 
 
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Palm Grove Cemetery
Monrovia
Montserrado, Liberia
 
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Originally Created by: Bill McKern
Record added: Aug 05, 2006
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Martin Henry Freeman
Added by: Bill McKern
 
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