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Remembering Charlotte

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Remembering Charlotte

In honor of Charlotte Forten, Salem State's first African-American graduate, Class of 1856, please consider donating to support Salem State students with four $500 book vouchers and future programming in honor of Charlotte. 

Charlotte Forten (Salem Normal School 1856) abolitionist, writer, poet, educator, translator, women’s rights advocate. Born in 1837 to a prominent Philadelphia African American abolitionist family. Charlotte was a tireless advocate for the end of slavery; equality for women and people of color; and education for all. Her life embodied activism and social justice.  

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Class of 1856

Donation in honor of Charlotte's graduation year from Salem Normal School.


Activist's Legacy

Charlotte was born in 1837 and died in 1914- she dedicated the 77 years of her life to social justice and equity.


165 Year's Old

Salem Normal School was founded in 1854. 2019 marks the 165th birthday of Salem State.


Charlotte Forten Level

Books for one student for one semester

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