Morris, Robert, 1823-1882

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Born in Salem, Mass. Morris was one of the first African-American lawyers in the United States and the first in Boston. Morris attempted to desegregate Boston schools in 1849, petitioned the Massachusetts legislature in 1852 for an African-American militia (the Massasoit Guards), was one of the conductors on the Underground Railroad and was very active in the Abolitionist movement and in the Boston Vigilance Committee.

From the description of Papers, 1820-1874. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 41391279

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Birth 1823-06-08

Death 1882-12-12

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