Samuel Cornish

Samuel Cornish
Born
Samuel Eli Cornish

1795
Died6 November 1858(1858-11-06) (aged 62–63)
OccupationJournalist
Notable credit(s)
Freedom's Journal
Colored American
Rights of All

Samuel Eli Cornish (1795 – 6 November 1858) was an American Presbyterian minister, abolitionist, publisher, and journalist. He was a leader in New York City's small free black community, where he organized the first congregation of black Presbyterians in New York.[1] In 1827 he became one of two editors of the newly founded Freedom's Journal, the first black newspaper in the United States. In 1833 he was a founding member of the interracial American Anti-Slavery Society.

  1. ^ Hudson, Wade, Powerful Words (2004) New York: Scholastic Inc., p. 13