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date: 18 August 2019

Tanner, Henry Ossawalocked

(21 June 1859–25 May 1937)
  • Dewey Franklin Mosby

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Tanner, Henry Ossawa (21 June 1859–25 May 1937), painter and draughtsman, was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the son of Benjamin Tucker Tanner, a bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal church and editor of the Christian Recorder, and Sarah Miller. Tanner’s parents were strong civil rights advocates; his middle name, Ossawa, was a tribute to the abolitionist ...

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