Jacob Stroyer

Man with a dark bowtie

From the inscribed frontispiece of the 1898 book "My Life in the South" by Jacob Stroyer (1846 - February 7, 1908). Photo via the University of Delaware Library.

(1846-1908) Born in Eastover, SC, Jacob Stroyer was a former slave who became a preacher in Massachusetts. He is best known for his autobiography, My Life in the South