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Paul Cuffee (1759-1817) was the richest African American in the United States during the early 1800’s, but never stopped championing the cause of better conditions for his people. At the age of 19, he sued the Massachusetts courts for the right to vote stating that taxation without representation should be illegal. He built on his own farm, New Bedford’s only school for the children of “free Negroes” and personally sponsored their teachers. He authored the first document of its kind…

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Paul Cuffe (1759-1817) was the richest African American in the United States during the early 1800’s. At the age of 19, he sued the Massachusetts courts for the right to vote stating that taxation without representation should be illegal. He built on his own farm, New Bedford’s only school for the children of “free Negroes” and personally sponsored their teachers.

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Famed attorney Louis A . Bedford, Jr. died April 10,2014. He became the 1st black to serve on Dallas Municipal Court in 1966.

Famed attorney Louis A. Bedford Jr. died Thursday after a long battle with prostate cancer. He was 88. In 1966, Bedford became the first black to serve on Dallas’ municipal court. His death was announced by the Dallas Bar Association. In 1968, Bedford was the fourth black attorney to join the association. At that time minority lawyers experience racism in the criminal justice system.

888 Bedford House in Bedford, New York... Situated on 75 acres, this modern-day masterpiece offers superb sports facilities including an outdoor tennis court and a specially-permitted and rarely available indoor tennis pavilion. Via @houlihanre

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Court records show Station Nightclub was caught up in contentious divorce, co-owner's precarious financial state - News - southcoasttoday.com - New Bedford, MA