Thomas Mundy Peterson
First Black Voter in the United States
Birth - October 6, 1824
Death - February 4, 1904
Voted March 31, 1870
Article is from
The News Tribune
December 5, 1977
Since The News Tribune article was written:
In 1983, Peterson's Medal
was graciously loaned by Xavier University for three weeks.
during Perth Amboy's 300th Anniversary Celebration.
In 1987, A plaque was placed by the staff and students
honoring Thomas Peterson in
No. 1 School where he worked as a custodian.
In October 1989, School No. 1 was officially renamed the
Thomas Mundy Peterson School.