Black History Moment 

Onesimus (fl. 1706 – 1717), slave and medical pioneer, was born in the late seventeenth century, probably in Africa, although the precise date and place of his birth are unknown. In 1721 Cotton Mather used information he had learned five years earlier from this former slave to combat a devastating smallpox epidemic that was sweeping Boston.

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