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On March 29 1849 a 33yearold Virginia slave known as Henry

On March 29 1849 a 33yearold Virginia slave known as Henry

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On March 29, 1849, a 33-year-old Virginia slave known as

Henry Box Brown. From Wikipedia ...

The Resurrection of Henry Box Brown at Philadelphia, a lithograph by Samuel Rowse published in 1850

Henry Box Brown – The Slave Who Mailed Himself To Freedom

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Virginia Hamilton (born March 12, 1936) was the first children's author to win

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Essay on slavery and abolitionist movement Abolitionist Movement essaysDuring the thirty years that preceded the Civil War, abolitionism was a major factor ...

In 1839, a book was published by the American Anti-Slavery Society called Slavery As It Is: Testimony of a Thousand Witnesses. The book contained a myriad ...

On March 28, 1799 New York passed the Gradual Abolition Act, the first step

In 1899, Great Britain found itself in South Africa warring with the Boers—South Africans of Dutch descent. One of the British journalists covering the war ...

Born into slavery, Henry Ossian Flipper was appointed to the US Military Academy at West Point in He went on to become the first African American graduate ...

John Pendleton Kennedy in 1829 called forth all his considerable powers of eye and ear, deploying charm and mirth to render Virginians more likable to the ...

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Calvin Fletcher refused to vouch for her loyalty, fearing she'd try to get her hands on the Vermont family farm, but I would guess Indiana's motivation to ...

Diary tells of evening of tea & music at Rochester home of Frederick Douglass family in March 1861 on the eve of the Civil War [Never before published full ...

Born to Run: 7 Incredible Escape Stories

When Civil War broke out Indie was a rich single woman, a 33-year-old slave-holder living on the family plantation. Her personal war was less painful ...

Captain Bennet Hill

Henry Wolf, A Duck Pond, American, 1852-1916, 1906, wood

L-R_Charles Douglass, Joseph Douglas, Lewis Douglass. Courtesy LOC

(Uncle Tom's cabin meets Justine: is history really served when slavery flicks go from spaghetti western to ...

Skydiving for Cash

John Jackson (bishop)

George Teamoh

Monday, June 6, 2011

Mark Henry. Celebrities visit the Sirius XM studios in Midtown Manhattan. - Stock Image

No less a patriot than his dynamic elder brother Richard Henry and his gifted younger brothers Arthur and William, Francis Lightfoot Lee preferred the ...

when he jumped from that plane in 1971, it would have been appropriate, as the Apache renegade was a great escape artist in his own right.

Tony Zale - Tony Zale in 1940

Ann Elizabeth (wife of John Sunners)

Jesse Owens wins gold medals in front of Hitler.

“When father was young boy, it (the Bower) was a busy and peaceful spot. The quarters stretched away to the right of the house on either side of the road to ...

Thoughts on Acting- Harriet Walter

Frederick Douglass was born in a slave cabin, in February, 1818, near the town of Easton, on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Separated from his mother when ...

Richard Henry Lee, brilliant orator and fiery Revolutionary leader, introduced the independence resolution in the Continental Congress, served for awhile as ...

Photo of Sarah Singer Purdy Hath

Mainer was rushed to Emergency Hospital; he had been shot in the back and was paralyzed from the waist down.

The four Houstonians arrested by Dallas police in the short-lived chase are Chrisheena Milburn, 25, Ray Hicks, 21, Brandon Mallet, 29, and ...

Secretary of War Joseph Holt

Fervid Revolutionary Patrick Henry numbered among those patriots of national reputation who were not Members of Congress at the time of the signing of the ...

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Hans Holbein the Younger: Sir Nicholas Carew, 1527, black and colored chalk sheet: 54.8 x 38.5 cm, Kunstmuseum Basel, Kupferstichkabinett, Amerbach-Cabinet.

... in promoting evangelical thinking, especially as the editor of the now-defunct Books and ...

James E. Rogan - Image: Jimrogan

This “white slavery” meme (which appropriates the Zong Massacre) uses one of Lewis Hine's photographs. Its caption reads “Group portrait of young girls ...

(Uncle Tom's cabin meets Justine: is history really served when slavery flicks go from spaghetti western to ...

Thomas Nelson, Jr., a rich planter-merchant who at one time owned more than 400 slaves, was one of the most active of the Virginia patriots.

Freeman and daughter Morgana Freeman at the 1990 Academy Awards

President Abraham Lincoln in 1863. (Library of Congress)

Eustace Gibson

Here's Gary Oldman as Ludwig van Beethoven in 1994's Immortal Beloved which makes Amadeus look like a faithful biopic. Sure Oldman does look like Beethoven ...

On March 29, 1956 the Mississippi State Legislature created the state's Sovereignty Commission to combat

1775-1800) was the African American slave leader of an unsuccessful revolt in Richmond, Va., during the summer of 1800.

Earliest known likeness of Edgar Allan Poe, ca. 1842 — the so-called

... 29, Dallas, Texas Texas lawyer got date so drunk, that she ruined $300 K worth of his art collection Authorities say an intoxicated Dallas woman who was ...

38th Virginia Infantry - Col. Powhatan Whittle, 38th Virginia Infantry

WWII Jet Pilot, Lt. Col. Henry Cervantes, Medal of Honor Recipient, Rudy Hernandez, Rick Leal, President, Hispanic Medal of Honor Society

Dr. J. Harry Thompson, founder of Columbia Hospital for WomenMeanwhile, "large numbers of females were attracted to the city during the war, ...

Denmark Vesey (1767-1822), an African American who fought to liberate his people from slavery, planned an abortive slave insurrection.

... and power, without the style of Conkling, though even Henry Adams, tied in knots by his own virtue, bowed down to their ability to get things done.

The Virginia born lawyer decided he had to enforce the Fugitive Slave Act and even ordered the jailing of blacks who had passes attesting to their free ...

Politiquement correct: Attention, un esclavage peut en cacher un autre (No white slaves, please, we're Americans !)

In 1951, a poor, black tobacco farmer from Virginia came to Johns Hopkins for treatment, and unknowingly had her cells taken from her.

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Thomas Merwin Downs

In 1899, Great Britain found itself in South Africa warring with the Boers—South Africans of Dutch descent. One of the British journalists covering the war ...

Siblings ISABELLA and THOMAS OLDFIELD were tried in Manchester in 1786 for stealing three pieces of cloth worth one shilling. Both received a seven year ...

On May 29, 2012, Huerta received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama. “I think it makes my voice a little louder and a little ...

1863 Medical examination photo of Gordon showing his scourged back, widely distributed by Abolitionists to expose the brutality of slavery.

The Sum of All Fears (film) - Ben Affleck, the third actor in

Overton and Carpenter's new hostage was Arsonia G. Allman, aged 55, a hairdresser from Richmond, Virginia.

Henry Heth - Heth as a member of the Confederate Army

Army of Northern Virginia - Gen. J. E. Johnston

Henry Armstrong

An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD has been earned by ...

2013's 12 Years a Slave is one of the few movies out there that tells the truth about an issue which defined this era in 19th Century America.

Nat Wolff - Wolff at the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con, promoting Death Note

Anna Mary Robertson Moses called herself "Grandma Moses" and began to paint later in

Arthur Siegel Zoot suit, business district, Detroit, Michigan 1942

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He fretted over how the world would remember his military career and rightly so. He is considered one of the worst generals to serve the Confederacy.

Jessen also supervised, and performed, the torture ritual called “waterboarding ...

Cavalry Corps, Army of Northern Virginia - Maj. Gen. Fitzhugh Lee.

*June 29: The prestigious Sojourner-Douglass College, in Baltimore, Md., bestowed upon Imam Mohammed an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters.