Richard Humphreys (philanthropist)
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Humphreys was a Quaker philanthropist who bequeathed $10,000.00, one tenth of his estate, to establish a school for "the descendants of the African race". This Institute for Colored Youth, later renamed Cheyney University, was founded in 1837 to provide educational opportunities for African Americans. Humphreys changed his will to include this bequest in 1829 after race riots occurred in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Humphreys was born on Tortola in the British Virgin Islands, and was one of a number of highly successful individuals who came from the Quaker congregation in that territory (others included William Thornton and John Lettsome).
- Claus Bernet (2010). "Richard Humphreys (philanthropist)". In Bautz, Traugott. Biographisch-Bibliographisches Kirchenlexikon (BBKL) (in German). 31. Nordhausen: Bautz. cols. 682–683. ISBN 978-3-88309-544-8.
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