White, Jacob C., Jr.

Jacob C. White Jr. (1837-1900)

Educator, appointed principal of Robert Vaux Elementary School in 1864

Former Home Address: 1032 Lombard Street

(See place marker no. 9 on map)


Jacob C. White, Jr., was Philadelphia's only African-American principal and teacher in 1864, when he was appointed principal of Robert Vaux Elementary School. He had also served as agent for Haitian emigration. After retiring from education, White served as chairman of the board of Frederick Douglass Hospital.

(From: Blockson, Charles L. Philadelphia's Guide: African-American State Historical Markers. Philadelphia: Charles L. Blockson Afro-American Collection / William Penn Foundation, 1992.)