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Ward, Samuel Ringgold

Milton C. Sernett

in American National Biography Online

Published in print January 1999 |
Published online February 2000 | e-ISBN: 9780198606697 | DOI:

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Ward, Samuel Ringgold (17 October 1817–1866), abolitionist and newspaper editor, was born on the eastern shore of Maryland, the son of William Ward and Anne (maiden name unknown), slaves. In 1820 Ward and his parents escaped to Greenwich, New Jersey, and, six years later, settled in New York City. There Ward attended the African Free School, sponsored by the New York Manumission Society. He then clerked for two years in the law offices of ...

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