Up to Date
2:27 pm
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.

James Johnston is the author of From Slave Ship to Harvard.
James Johnston is the author of From Slave Ship to Harvard.

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.

Guest: 

  • James Johnston, author of From Slave Ship to Harvard: Yarrow Mamout and the History of an African American Family

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