Alfred Niger

Antebellum Black suffrage activist and barber from Providence, Rhode Island / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Alfred Niger (1797—August 25, 1862) was a free Black activist who lived in Providence, Rhode Island and worked as a barber.[1] Niger was a leading influential figure in the movement for Black suffrage in early 19th century Rhode Island, during the onset of the Dorr Rebellion.

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Alfred Niger
DiedAugust 25, 1862

In 1831, William Lloyd Garrison hired Niger to be an agent for The Liberator throughout Rhode Island.[2] Niger was also an agent for Freedom's Journal in Providence.[1]