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JOHN DAY John Day , A Free African American Cabinetmaker And Brother Of Thomas D ...

JOHN DAY John Day , A Free African American Cabinetmaker And Brother Of Thomas D ...

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Description: JOHN DAY John Day , a free African American cabinetmaker and brother of Thomas Day , cabinetmaker and builder , was born in Hicksford ( present day Emporia ) on 18 Feb . 1797 . Licensed in 1821 as a Baptist minister , he sailed in December 1830 to Liberia , where in 1853 he became pastor of Providence Church in Monrovia , the capital . In 1854 he established Days Hope High School . He was a delegate to Liberias constitutional convention , a signer of its constitution and its Declaration of Independence in 1847 , and the second chief justice of its supreme court . Day died in Monrovia on 15 Feb . 1859 . Department of Historic Resources , 1997

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