George Washington Williams.  Civil War veteran, minister, and Ohio's first Black state legislator, Williams published the first formal history of the African American experience, "The History of the Negro Race in America, 1619-1880" (1883).

George Washington Williams. Civil War veteran, minister, and Ohio's first Black state legislator, Williams published the first formal history of the African American experience, "The History of the Negro Race in America, 1619-1880" (1883).

George Washington Williams's Open Letter to King Leopold on the Congo, 1890 - See more at: http://www.blackpast.org/george-washington-williams-open-letter-king-leopold-congo-1890

George Washington Williams's Open Letter to King Leopold on the Congo, 1890 - See more at: http://www.blackpast.org/george-washington-williams-open-letter-king-leopold-congo-1890

Visit Biography.com to learn about the life of African American author and Civil War veteran George Washington Williams.

Visit Biography.com to learn about the life of African American author and Civil War veteran George Washington Williams.

George Washington Williams told black Americans' story

George Washington Williams told black Americans' story

Samuel L. Jackson (on the history of his character George Washington Williams); Admires His Character In "Legend of Tarzan"

Samuel L. Jackson (on the history of his character George Washington Williams); Admires His Character In "Legend of Tarzan"

George Washington Williams Explored the Rich African History That Did Not Begin With Colonization

George Washington Williams Explored the Rich African History That Did Not Begin With Colonization

Portrait of George Washington Williams ~ "Living with the Hydra The Documentation of Slavery and the Slave Trade in Federal Records" By Walter B. Hill, Jr.

Portrait of George Washington Williams ~ "Living with the Hydra The Documentation of Slavery and the Slave Trade in Federal Records" By Walter B. Hill, Jr.

The Butcher of Congo by Belguim rule. George Washington Williams bringing atrocities to light.

The Butcher of Congo by Belguim rule. George Washington Williams bringing atrocities to light.

George Washington Williams gravesite remained unmarked until 1975, when Franklin arranged for a tombstone to be placed over the grave.  George Washington Williams: A Biography by John Hope Franklin, 1985

George Washington Williams gravesite remained unmarked until 1975, when Franklin arranged for a tombstone to be placed over the grave. George Washington Williams: A Biography by John Hope Franklin, 1985

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