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Ruffin, George Lewislocked

(16 December 1834–20 November 1886)
  • Johnie D. Smith


Ruffin, George Lewis (16 December 1834–20 November 1886), lawyer and municipal judge, was born in Richmond, Virginia, the son of George W. Ruffin and Nancy Lewis. His free black parents’ strong desire for an education for their eight children and Virginia’s restrictions on teaching African Americans led them to abandon their meager property in Virginia and move to Boston in 1853....

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