J. Prosser Osbourn

James Prosser Osbourne was a student at Central College in McGraw, New York from 1855-1858. He is the grandson of an influential African American restaurant from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Throughout this exhibit you will learn about his early life, his family life and what he did after attending Central College.

Written by Emma Willard (a student in Dr. Evan Faulkenbury’s HIS 312: African American History to 1865 class) and Joseph Meslener  (a student in Dr. Scott Moranda’s HIS 499: Research Experience in History class).

The Sons and Daughters of Freedom