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After the assassination of President Lincoln, black Americans came together to erect a monument in his honor. Henry Highland Garnet put together a committee, the National Lincoln Monument Association, whose membership included James McCune Smith,… Read More

John DeGrasse was the younger son of George and Maria DeGrasse. Theodocia Degrasse was his sister and Peter Vogelsang his brother-in-law. After receiving his medical degree from Bowdoin College, John moved to Boston in the early 1850s. In 1863 he… Read More