Black History Month….Day 7

Thomas Mundy Peterson a.k.a Thomas Henry Peterson

(October 6, 1824-February 4, 1904)

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Pictured above: African-American men standing in line for the first time to vote on March 31, 1870 including Thomas Mundy Peterson who was first in line.
Pictured above: Thomas Mundy Peterson was honored with a Gold Medallion from the city of Perth Amboy, New Jersey after raising money for the town.  He said that it was a symbol of great accomplishment for him so he wore it proudly all the time.
Pictured Above: (Then and now) Thomas Mundy Peterson was also given the honor of having a school named after him in 1989 on State Street  Perth Amboy, New Jersey.  They declared March 31 a city holiday named after Thomas Mundy Peterson.
Pictured Above: Him and his wife were buried at the St. Pete’s church in New Jersey with an honorary grave site by the citizens of Perth Amboy.

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Hope you enjoyed reading about Thomas Peterson…stayed tuned for more on Black History tomorrow.  Thank you to all my readers…subscribe and follow if you haven’t!!

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