Thomas J. Calloway

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Thomas J. Calloway c. 1900
Exhibit of the American Negroes at the Paris exposition, 1900, organised by Thomas J. Calloway

Thomas Junius Calloway (1866–1930) was an African-American journalist, educator and lawyer.

Calloway graduated from Fisk University in 1889 and was an undergraduate classmate of W. E. B. Du Bois.[1][2] He went on to attend law school at Howard University, earning a law degree in 1894.[3]

He was appointed as the US Special Commissioner in charge of The Exhibit of American Negroes at the United States pavilion at the Exposition Universelle held in Paris in 1900.[3]

His home, the Thomas J. Calloway House, is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.


  1. ^ Smith, Shawn Michelle (2004). Photography on the Color Line: W. E. B. Du Bois, Race, and Visual Culture. Duke University Press. p. 167. ISBN 0822333430.
  2. ^ Sinclair, Bruce (2004). Technology and the African-American Experience: Needs and Opportunities for Study. MIT Press. ISBN 9780262195041.
  3. ^ a b Sherwood, Marika (2012). Origins of Pan-Africanism: Henry Sylvester Williams, Africa, and the African Diaspora. New York: Routledge.