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Name:    Vashon, George B.
Category:  African-American Experience, Education
Born/Started:    1824
Died/Ended:    1878
Detailed Description:
George Boyer Vashon was a college professor, attorney, and talented linguist. He was the first black to graduate from Oberlin College in Ohio. His son, John, was a teacher and principal in the St. Louis Public Schools for 34 years. Vashon High School was named in honor of this father-son pair.

African-American Heritage of St. Louis: a Guide



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