Gibbs, Mifflin Wistar

GIBBS, Mifflin Wistar, merchant (b 17 Apr 1823, Philadelphia; d 11 July 1915, Little Rock, AR). Born a free black man, he went to California during the gold rush and prospered as a merchant. He came north to VICTORIA in 1858 as part of a group of American BLACKS who were sick of racial discrimination in the US. He later wrote: "I cannot describe with what joy we hailed the opportunity to enjoy that liberty under the 'British lion' denied to us beneath the pinions of the American Eagle." After...

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