Celebrated faculty of Philadelphia's Institute for Colored Youth, 1850s-1890s.

Image of Bassett, Catto, Campbell, White, and others in ovals
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In the 1800s, the ICY had one of the most accomplished African American faculty of any black school in the United States. Among those pictured here are O. V. Catto; Ebenezer D. Bassett, the first black American diplomat; Professor C.L. Reason, who had previously taught French Language at New York Central College; and Robert Campbell-in the turban-who after visiting the Niger Valley with Martin Delany in the 1850s, permanently moved to Nigeria in 1862.