Mifflin Gibbs, a gifted scholar, businessman and one of the leaders of the 1858 immigration

Mifflin Gibbs was a man of stature in his community. He came from a free Black family in Pennsylvania and, in California, he had founded a successful business. Nevetheless, he decided to move north in 1858 to a British colony where Blacks had the protection of British law. He later returned to the United States where he became a distinguished lawyer and judge.

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Library
c. 1902
Photograph
Digital record: 435946. ID: 1123108
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