1870: Hiram Revels Becomes First Black U.S. Senator
February 7, 1862
Freedman's Aid Society Established in Boston
On this date in 1862, the New England Freedman's Aid Society was founded in Boston to assist free blacks, including former slaves. for the purpose of assisting former slaves and free blacks. The Society provided schooling and other services until it was dissolved in 1874. (In some ways, the purpose of the Society was overtaken by the federal Freedman's Bureau -- officially, the U.S. Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands -- which was organized by the U.S. government at the start of Reconstruction in 1865.)
*DISCLAIMER*: The information contained in or provided through this site section is intended for general consumer understanding and education only and is not intended to be and is not a substitute for professional advice. Use of this site section and any information contained on or provided through this site section is at your own risk and any information contained on or provided through this site section is provided on an "as is" basis without any representations or warranties.