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America's First Black SocialistThe Radical Life of Peter H. Clark$
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Nikki M. Taylor

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780813140773

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813140773.001.0001

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Voice of Purpose

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(p.61) Chapter Three Voice of Purpose
America's First Black Socialist

Nikki M. Taylor

University Press of Kentucky

Chapter three covers Clark’s life as an educational activist. He played a decisive role in ensuring that separate black public schools would receive funding. The chapter also outlines how he got involved with the German radical immigrant and Unitarian communities. It also covers his termination for from his teaching job for supporting the principles of Thomas Paine, who many in Cincinnati’s Protestant culture believed was an “infidel.” The chapter also examines his views on industrial education for African Americans.

Keywords:   “Forty-Eighters”, Industrial education, German radicals, Workingmen, Thomas Paine, Free thought, Protestantism, Unitarian, George Hoadly, Alphonso Taft

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