16 June 2014

Samuel Harrison in Pittsfield, MA

Samuel Harrison was born in 1818 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to slave parents who were freed three years later. He became a minister and lived at 82 Third Street in Pittsfield, a house which has been restored with a view to turn it into a museum.

Harrison published several works, among them An Appeal of a Colored Man to His Fellow-Citizens of a Fairer Hue, in the United States (1877), and Rev. Samuel Harrison: His Life Story, as Told by Himself (1899).

Harrison was buried in Pittsfield Cemetery:

April 15, 1818.
Aug. 11. 1900.'

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