Category : History

History

The George Latimer Case

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Lewis H. Latimer’s father, George W. Latimer, was the first fugitive slave whose emancipation guided and influenced the American abolitionists of the 1850s. His flight...
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Helen Pitts

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Helen Pitts was born in Honeoye, New York, her parents were activists in the abolitionist and suffragist movements. She was also a descendant of John...
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Anna Murray Douglass

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Anna Murray, the wife of Frederick Douglass and the mother of their children, personifies the unheralded woman behind the great man. She’s lucky to get...
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Catcher Race Riot of 1923

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The December 28, 1923, assault and murder of a white woman in the Catcher community in Crawford County quickly ignited a firestorm of racial hatred...
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