Cornish was ordained in 1822 and established the first black Presbyterian church in New York City.
He was an editor of Freedom’s Journal, the first black owned and operated newspaper in the country. In 1833, he became one of the founding memebers of the interracial American Anti-Slavery Society. Cornish died in 1858.-Heidi Durrow
Mixed Experience History Month is the annual blog post series created by The New York Times best-selling author Heidi Durrow celebrating the history of the Mixed experience. Established in 2007, Mixed Experience History Month is an effort to highlight the long history of folks and events involved in the Mixed experience. Please look for archived profiles of people, places and events of the Mixed experience every weekday of May! Thanks for reading. And check out some of the previous year’s profiles: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015.