George C. Rowe

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Born(1853 -05-01)May 1, 1853
Litchfield, Connecticut, U.S.A.
CitizenshipUnited States
Known forFounder of Little England Chapel Sunday school

George Clinton Rowe (May 1, 1853 - 1903) was a missionary, a printer at Hampton Institute and established what became the Little England Chapel Sunday school,[1][2] and a poet. He is referred to in James T. Haley's Afro-American Encyclopaedia as the "Palmetto Poet".[3]

Life and career

He was born in Litchfield, Connecticut.[4]

He established the Sunday school with three Newtown children in his house.[5] The popularity of the Bible sessions called for an expanded space.[6][7] He became a minister at the Plymouth Congregstional Church in Charleston, South Carolina and published verses.[8]


  • "Thoughts in Verse" (1887)
  • "Toussaint L'Ouverture" (1890)[9]
  • "Our Heroes: Patriotic Poems on Men, Women, and sayings of the Negro race"


  1. Loth, Calder (January 25, 1995). "Virginia Landmarks of Black History: Sites on the Virginia Landmarks Register and the National Register of Historic Places". University of Virginia Press – via Google Books.
  2. "Connecticut Review". Board of Trustees for Connecticut State Colleges. January 25, 1971 – via Google Books.
  3. Haley, James T. (January 25, 1895). "Afro-American Encyclopaedia, Or, The Thoughts, Doings, and Sayings of the Race: Embracing Addresses, Lectures, Biographical Sketches, Sermons, Poems, Names of Universities, Colleges, Seminaries, Newspapers, Books, and a History of the Denominations, Giving the Numerical Strength of Each. In Fact, it Teaches Every Subject of Interest to the Colored People, as Discussed by More Than One Hundred of Their Wisest and Best Men and Women. Illustrated with Beautiful Half-tone Engravings". Haley & Florida – via Google Books.
  4. Sherman, Joan R. (January 25, 1992). "African-American Poetry of the Nineteenth Century: An Anthology". University of Illinois Press – via Google Books.
  5. "Little England Chapel-originally known as the Ocean Cottage Sunday School-built about 1879". Historic Hampton Roads, Inc. 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-09.
  6. "Our History". Little England Chapel Foundation. 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-09.
  7. Shull, Carol D.; Savage, Beth L. (1994). African American historic places. Washington, D.C: Preservation Press. p. 503. ISBN 0-471-14345-6.
  8. "Afro-American Encyclopedia: Or, the Thoughts, Doings, and Sayings of the Race". Haley & Florida. January 25, 1895 – via Google Books.
  9. Andrews, William L.; Foster, Frances Smith; Harris, Trudier (February 15, 2001). "The Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature". Oxford University Press – via Google Books.

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