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Robert Francis Engs, 1943-2013

Historian Robert Engs died on Monday at the age of 69. He wrote Freedom’s First Generation (1979) about the post-Civil War Black community in and around Hampton, Virginia, and¬†Educating the Disfranchised and Disinherited (1999), about Hampton Institute and Samuel Chapman Armstrong. He was also a member of my dissertation committee and really the only faculty […]