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.
https://ioneblackamericaweb.files.wordpress.com/2015/08/kmichelleig.jpg?w=180&h=180&crop=1 https://ioneblackamericaweb.files.wordpress.com/2015/08/cassieig2.jpg?w=180&h=180&crop=1 https://ioneblackamericaweb.files.wordpress.com/2015/08/terrencejig.jpg?w=180&h=180&crop=1 https://ioneblackamericaweb.files.wordpress.com/2015/08/adriennebailonib.jpg?w=180&h=180&crop=1 https://ioneblackamericaweb.files.wordpress.com/2015/08/2chainzig2.jpg?w=180&h=180&crop=1