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).
The other George Washington: George Washington Williams,19th century American Civil War veteran, minister, politician and historian, born 1849, Bedford Springs, PA. History of the Negro Race in America from 1619 to 1880; as Negroes, as Slaves, as Soldiers, and as Citizens (1882); A History of the Negro Troops in the War of the Rebellion (1887); Open letter to King Leopold II of Belgium asserting mass violations of human rights in Congo (1890).
William Pace - my 5x great grandfather - chosen by General George Washington himself for Washington's Life Guard, from May, 1777, until the war's end. From Pace’s Discharge Papers: "I hereby certify that William Pace enlisted in the 14th Virginia Regiment in January, 1777, and that he has served with Reputation in the Commander-in-Chief’s Guard from 1777 to the present day" Given at Headquarters the 4th day of June, 1783 by W. Colfax, Captain, Commander-in-Chief’s Guard
Engraving of George Washington Williams that appeared in the first edition of Williams' "History of the Negro Race From 1619 to 1880," which was published in 1883. Description from post-gazette.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images