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Moses Dickson
Birth: Apr. 5, 1824
Death: Nov. 28, 1901

Reverend Dickson was a Black abolitionist leader who founded the Knights of Liberty, a secret society for African Americans who wanted to fight for freedom from slavery. Members later turned their efforts to the Underground Railroad until the Civil War began, when they enlisted in the Union Army. Dickson later became an ordained minister of the African Methodist Episcopal Church & preached at several churches in the St. Louis area. He was one of the founders of Lincoln Institute which is now Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri. He organized the International Order of Twelve Knights & Daughters of Tabor (a Black philantropic organization) in 1872. He served as president of the Refugee Relief Board in St. Louis, which helped to feed, shelter & relocate 16,000 former slaves who were emigrating to Kansas. (bio by: Connie Nisinger) 
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  Mary E. Dickson (1818 - 1891)*
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Father Dickson Cemetery *
St. Louis County
Missouri, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 38.56709, -90.38564
*Former burial location
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Record added: Jul 25, 2001
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Moses Dickson
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Moses Dickson
Added by: Connie Nisinger
Moses Dickson
Added by: Connie Nisinger
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