John Anthony Copeland, JR.

John Anthony Copeland, JR.

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. John Anthony Copeland, Jr. (1834-1859) was born a free black in Raleigh, North Carolina. In 1843 when he was a child, his family moved north to Oberlin, Ohio, where he later attended Oberlin College. He became involved in abolitionist and antislavery activities, and participated in the successful Oberlin-Wellington Rescue. Copeland joined John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry, was captured, convicted of treason, and hanged on December 16, 1859. Copeland's parents were John Anthony Copeland, who was born into slavery in 1808, near Raleigh, North Carolina, and Delilah Evans, born a free black in 1809. Copeland, Sr. was emancipated as a boy about 1815. As a young man, he married Evans and they lived near Hillsboro, North Carolina until 1843, when the family fled racial persecution, first to Cincinnati, Ohio and then to Oberlin. Some of his wife's brothers and their families also settled there. The Copelands lived on the southeast corner of Professor and Morgan Streets.show more

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  • Paperback | 164 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10mm | 249g
  • Miss Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135670093
  • 9786135670097