Peter Howard

     Peter Howard, born in Cambridge Massachusetts in 1832, was the son of barber and anti-slavery activist Peter Howard.  This exhibit reveals what little we know about Central College student Peter Howard (sometimes called Peter M. Howard and sometimes Peter J. Howard), but it also reveals how Howard’s family played an important role in Boston’s African American community and contributed to abolitionism. Later on in life during the years 1851-1852, Peter Howard attended New York Central College in McGrawville, New York. 


Written by Najelle Arzu (a student in Dr. Evan Faulkenbury’s HIS 312: African American History to 1865 class)


Tiana Johnson (a student in Dr. Scott Moranda’s HIS 499: Research Experience in History class).

The Sons and Daughters of Freedom