John Chavis, 1763-1838. A Remarkable Negro Who conducted a School in North Carolina for White Boys and Girls [Inscribed and Signed by Author].
Biography of African-American American Revolutionary War soldier, patriot, and long-time North Carolina educator, John Chavis (c.1763–1838). A free man, Chavis was licensed by the Presbyterian church to preach to both blacks and whites and, from 1801 to 1807, was a missionary to slaves in Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina. “During his three years at the College of New Jersey [Princeton], Chavis studied under the private tutelage of the college president, John Witherspoon, who often instructed one or two black students and several Native Americans as well.” (ANB)
Inscribed and signed, this heroic biography includes chapters on Chavis’ work as a preacher, teacher, politician, and peacemaker.
Description: John Chavis, 1763-1838. A Remarkable Negro Who conducted a School in North Carolina for White Boys and Girls [Inscribed and Signed by Author].
[Binghamton, N.Y.: Printed by the Vail-Ballou Press], (1931). First Edition. Frontispiece portrait, xv, 60pp + 2 portrait plates. 8¼ x 5½ inches. Publisher’s blue cloth, titled in black. Inscribed and signed by author: “To Dr. George Johnson From G.C. Shaw.” Spine and top edges sunned; brief mottling to covers; very good.
Ref. 1. Chavis, John | NCpedia accessed online.