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Default Who is John Chavis?
In 1795-John Chavis enrolled into Liberty Hall (Washington College). He had Fought in American Revolution, graduated from Liberty and College of New Jersey, became a Presbyterian minister, and opened a school in N. C. for white and black students. First black to ever get a degree in the U.S.
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Starting a School in Raleigh, NC in 1807 and from 07 - 09 taught Black and White children together only after some white parents complaned did he seperate them. He continued to teach them both until 1832. See the Ad in the Raleigh paper.

I am always amazed at the courage of the human spirit.
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