Abraham Galloway

Abraham Galloway, a former fugitive slave who returned to North Carolina and helped draft the state's 1868 constitution, called the judiciary chosen by the Confederate state legislature a "bastard born of sin and secession" and helped move the state to judicial elections. Now some of the state's Republican lawmakers want to revert to that pre-Reconstruction system. (Engraved portrait of Galloway from the State Library of North Carolina's NCpedia website.)