Charles Lenox Remond was born in Salem, Massachusetts in 1810. He joined the Anti-Slavery Society and in 1838 became its first African-American lecturer.
An outstanding orator, Remond spoke at public meetings in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maine, New York and Pennsylvania.
In 1840 Remond went on a lecture tour of Europe and while in England attended the World's Anti-Slavery Convention in London.
During the Civil War Remond recruited black soldiers for the Union Army in Massachusetts. After the war he worked as a Boston street light inspector and a clerk in the Boston Customs House. Charles Lenox Remond died in Massachusetts in 1878.
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