Moses Dickson

Moses Dickson

Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA
Death 28 Nov 1901 (aged 77)
Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Burial* Crestwood, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA

* This is the original burial site

Memorial ID 23414 · View Source
Suggest Edits

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

Family Members




How famous was Moses Dickson?

Current rating:

32 votes

to cast your vote.

  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 24 Jul 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 23414
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Moses Dickson (5 Apr 1824–28 Nov 1901), Find A Grave Memorial no. 23414, citing Father Dickson Cemetery, Crestwood, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .