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Fri January 31, 2014
From Slavery To Higher Ed
He had his portrait painted by artist Charles Willson Peale, and he was a literate man—in short, Yarrow Mamout was unusual for an 18th-century slave in America.
On Friday's Up to Date, we look at his legacy over six generations and how his family moved from a life of slavery to producing a Harvard graduate in 1927.
- James Johnston, author of From Slave Ship to Harvard: Yarrow Mamout and the History of an African American Family