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Thomas Whitmarsh Cardozo
Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.
|Died||1881 (aged 41–42)|
|Relatives||Francis Lewis Cardozo (brother)|
Thomas Whitmarsh Cardozo (1839-1881) was a teacher, journalist, and public official during the Reconstruction Era in the United States. He served as Superintendent of Education in Mississippi and is the only African American to have ever held the position. His family was Jewish and African American.
He taught in Elizabeth City, North Carolina and in South Carolina after the American Civil War.
He proposed uniform textbooks for Mississippi school. He wrote accounts of his experiences in Mississippi including descriptions of his fellow Republican politicians for the New National Era. He was a delegate to the 1873 National Civil Rights Convention in Washington, D.C.
He resigned his office after being accused of malfeasance in office.
The Library of Congress has a photo of him.
Francis Lewis Cardozo was his brother.
Cardozo Moddle School in Jackson, Mississippi is named for him.
- ↑ Richter, William L. (December 1, 2011). "Historical Dictionary of the Civil War and Reconstruction". Scarecrow Press – via Google Books.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Brock, Euline W. (1981). "Thomas W. Cardozo: Fallible Black Reconstruction Leader". The Journal of Southern History. 47 (2): 183–206. doi:10.2307/2207949 – via JSTOR.
- ↑ http://www.ecsu.edu/documents/library/LeonardBallou.pdf
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 "About Cardozo / History". http.
- ↑ "Thomas W. Cardozo, 1838-1881". Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA.
- Thomas W. Cardozo, 1838-1881 | Library of Congress
- Thomas W. Cardozo - Jstor
- About Cardozo / History - Jackson Public Schools
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