Explorations in Black Leadership

Co-Directed by Phyllis Leffler & Julian Bond

Garnet, Henry Highland (1815–1882)

Garnet was an abolitionist, educator, minister, and brilliant orator. He supported a more militant approach, calling for emigration of American blacks to Mexico, West Indies, or Liberia. He founded the African Civilization Society. Once the Civil War ended, he became president of Avery College in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1868. In 1881, he became the US minister to Liberia and died there two months later.