Tuesday, September 9, 2014
A discourse delivered on the death of Capt. Paul Cuffe
A discourse delivered on the death of Capt. Paul Cuffe : before the New-York African Institution, in the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, October 21, 1817 Paul Cuffee or Paul Cuffe (January 17, 1759 – September 9, 1817) was a Quaker businessman, sea captain, patriot, and abolitionist. He was of Aquinnah Wampanoag and West African Ashanti descent and helped colonize Sierra Leone. Cuffe built a lucrative shipping empire and established the first racially integrated school in Westport, Massachusetts.