Profile of a Black Heritage: A Synopsis
by Leola Hubbard

One of the sons of Paul, Zacharias (Zack) Hubert, moved to the Springfield Community (near Sparta) in Hancock County, GA, where he lived out his life. There he established a church, built a school and operated a general store. Zacharias and his wife, Camilla Hillman, had twelve children -- seven sons and five daughters. It was nearly unheard of to send a Black child to college in those days. The Huberts sent all twelve children to college. All of the children did indeed graduate from college. All of the boys attended and graduated from Morehouse College, and all but one of the girls attended and graduated from Spelman College; which are both historically Black Colleges, and are in Atlanta, Georgia. The daughter that did not attend Spelman, attended and graduated from Jackson College in Jackson, Mississippi.

In 1897, the oldest child, John Wesley Hubert along with Henry A. Bleach and Major W. Reddick became the first graduates of Morehouse College (then known as Atlanta Baptist College). Amazingly, this generation of Zack's family yielded two college presidents, one minister, two school principals, one teacher, one real estate broker, two college professors, two business proprietors and a New York Urban League Executive Director.

Charles D. Hubert, a son of Zack's oldest brother Moses, received his Doctor of Divinity from Morehouse College in 1923. In 1937, Charles was called back to Morehouse College to serve as its acting president. He held this position until the appointment of Dr. Benjamin E. Mays in 1940.

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