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A Great Thing for our People: The Institute for Colored Youth in the Civil War Era.
 

Below are biographies of the first graduates from the Institute for Colored Youth. For some, photographs or sketches have survived; but for most, their likenesses have been lost to history. Despite their many achievements and contributions as students, teachers, and leaders, we are unable to attach a face to their name.

1856

1857

1858

 
 
 

Jesse Glasgow.JPG

Jesse Ewing Glasgow, Jr.

Jacob C. White.JPG

Jacob C. White, Jr.
 

Female 1.JPG

Mary E. Ayres
 

Octavius Catto.jpg

Octavius V. Catto
 

Martha Farbeaux.JPG

Martha A. Farbeaux 
 

Male 1.JPG

Samuel G. Gould
 

1859

1860

 
 
 
 

Male 3.JPG

George B. Roberts, Jr.

Male 4.JPG

Raymond J. Burr
 

Female 4.JPG

Sarah L. Daffin
 

Male 2.JPG

William T. Jones
 

Male 1.JPG

Lumberd L. Nicken
 

Female 2.JPG

Letitia C. Burr
 

 
 

1861

 
 
 

Cordelia A. Jennings.JPG

Cordelia A. Jennings
 

Female 3.JPG

Sarah A. Stevens
 

Male 1.JPG

Henry Boyer, Jr.
 

Female 1.JPG

Estellana Johnson
 

Male 3.JPG

Andrew J. Jones

Male 2.JPG

Joseph S. White
 

 

1862

 
 

1863

 

Male 4.JPG

Martin M. White
 

Male 3.JPG

John Quincy Allen
 

Male 1.JPG

James Fields Needham

John Henry Smythe.JPG

John Henry Smythe
 

Rebecca Cole.JPG

Rebecca J. Cole
 

Male 3.JPG

Ellis Y. Dingle
 

 
 
 

1864

 
 

Female 2.JPG

Caroline R. Lecount
 

Male 2.JPG

James Lecount, Jr.
 

Male 1.JPG

Joseph H. Rodgers
 

James Baxter.JPG

James M. Baxter, Jr.
 

Male 4.JPG

Thomas H. Boling
 

Female 4.JPG

Mary V. Brown
 

 

John Wesley Cromwell.JPG

John Wesley Cromwell

Female 2.JPG

Elizabeth Handy
 

Female 3.JPG

Harriet C. Johnson
 

Male 1.JPG

Frank J.R. Jones
 

Female 1.JPG

Margaret A. Masten
 

Female 4.JPG

M. Gertrude Offit
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Male 2.JPG

James L. Smallwood
 

 
 
 
 
 

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