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, where he was an undergraduate classmate of W. E. B. Du Bois.[1][2] He went on to attend the 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 set up in 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. |access-date= requires |url= (help)