William Hooper Council: Editor, Educator & Civil Rights Leader

William Hooper Councill was an editor and race leader was born into slavery in Fayetteville, North Carolina on July 12, 1849. Both his parents were slaves and when Council was just five years old, his father escaped to Canada. His father tried unsuccessfully to obtain the freedom of his family. In 1857, Council along with his…

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