May. 16, 2017
Project Uplift Literacy, John Browne Russwurm, May 16, 1826, In His Words, My Voice
The first black male college graduate from an American college, Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. Ancestor Russwurm gave this speech celebrating his graduation on this date 191 years ago. He spoke of the revolution in Haiti. How that revolution will impact the world and the people's perception of dark skin people around the world.