Dave Rosell

David Rosell attended New York Central College from 1855 to 1858. He was the son of an influential free African American family in Brooklyn who clearly cared for his education and development as an individual. A wealthy figure in his own community, Civil War veteran, and successful physician, this exhibit tells the story of Dave Rosell and his family’s story while exploring his life after leaving Central College. 


Written by Nicholas Howe (a student in Dr. Evan Faulkenbury’s HIS 312: African American History to 1865 class) and Chad Dunham (a student in Dr. Scott Moranda’s HIS 499: Research Experience in History class).

The Sons and Daughters of Freedom