Daily Commercial Herald, March 24, 1896

Daily Commercial Herald, March 24, 1896

On Sunday the 15th, the death of I. D. Shadd occurred, removing one of the best known figures among the prominent negroes of the reconstruction period. He was born in Pennsylvania in 1835, and his life was a remarkably checkered one. At one time he was editor of the Provincial Freeman, in Chatham, Ontario. Entering the United States postal service he came South and at once took a high place among the followers of Adelbert Ames, occupying at one time the high position of speaker of the house of representatives. He was afterwards a member of the board of aldermen of the city of Greenville, and after the revolution of 1875 organized the Shadd Training College in this city, of which he was president but with time’s changes he disappeared from public notice. At his death he stood high in colored Masonry, being Grand Master of the order of F. and A. A. Y. for the State. He was a brother of J. D. Shadd, who was at one time chancery clerk of this county. -Greenville Times.

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