Laura Ann Cansler was the first black teacher in Knoxville, Tennessee. The North Carolina native moved to Knoxville during the Civil War. Her sibling, William Cansler, was taken during a raid by rebel soldiers and had escaped a few days later. Their family home was invaded and soldiers took supplies.
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