Samuel C. Armstrong

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Birthday
30, 1839
Birthplace
Hawaii
Death Date
May 11, 1893 (54)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
30, 1839
Birthplace
Hawaii
Death Date
May 11, 1893 (54)

About

War veteran and educator who served in the Union Army during the American Civil War. His experiences there sparked his interest in the plight of African-Americans, which ultimately inspired him to found the historically black Hampton University.

Before Fame

He left Hawaii for Massachusetts following his father's death in 1860.

Trivia

Tuskegee University's Armstrong Hall was named in his honor in 1929.

Family Life

His grandson, Harold Howe II, served as the Commissioner of Education.

Associated With

Among those who adopted his philosophies concerning racial equality is Booker T. Washington.