John Roy Lynch (1847-1939)

John Roy Lynch was freed from slavery at the age of sixteen by Union forces when they reached Natchez, Mississippi. Lynch taught himself to read and would served as a justice of the peace, speaker of the house in the Mississippi legislature, and a U.S. Congressman. He was the first black to preside over a national political convention (the Republican).

Date:
1875 circa 5 years
Original Format:
Carte de Visite
Item#:
MES15721
Photographer:
Mathew Brady
Height:
2454px
Width:
1450px
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