John W. E. Bowen, Sr.

John W. E. Bowen, Sr.

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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 Wesley Edward Bowen (December 3, 1855 - July 20, 1933) was born into American slavery and became a Methodist clergyman, denominational official, college and university educator and one of the first African-Americans to earn a Ph.D. degree in the United States. He is the first known African-American to receive the Ph.D. from Boston University, which was granted in 1887. Bowen was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on December 3, 1855, the son of Edward Bowen and Rose Simon Bowen. Edward Bowen, a carpenter, was from originally from Maryland, lived in Washington, D.C., but moved to New Orleans, where he was enslaved and held in bondage until he purchased his own freedom. In 1858, he purchased freedom for his wife and son, then three years old. Edward Bowen later served in the Union Army during the Civil War.
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  • Paperback | 124 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 191g
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136716461
  • 9786136716466