John Brown Russwurm
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WMPG celebrates the lives of Black men and women throughout the month of February. Born in Jamaica to an English father and an enslaved mother, John Brown Russwurm was an American abolitionist. He moved to Portland, ME in 1812 where he attended Hebron Academy. In 1826, he became the first African American to graduate from Bowdoin College and only the third African American to graduate from college in the United States. In New York City, Russwurm became a co-founder of the first abolitionist newspaper to be owned by African Americans.
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