Category : History

History Politics

Fannie Lou Hamer

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Fannie Lou Townsend Hamer rose from humble beginnings in the Mississippi Delta to become one of the most important, passionate, and powerful voices of the...
History

Robert Smalls

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Robert Smalls, (born April 5, 1839, Beaufort, South Carolina, U.S.—died February 23, 1915, Beaufort), African American slave who became a naval hero for the Union...
History Politics

Hiram R. Revels

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Hiram R. Revels is the first African American to serve in the United States Senate. Hiram R. Revels was born on September 27, 1827, in...
History Politics

Alexander Kelly

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First Sergeant Alexander Kelly of Pennsylvania was one of several Camp William Penn warriors of the 6th U.S. Colored Troops to earn the Medal of...
History

Thomas Morris Chester

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The first African American war correspondent for a major daily newspaper, the Philadelphia Press, Thomas Morris Chester witnessed Union soldiers with the Army of the...
History

Caroline Le Count

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When the young African American schoolteacher Caroline Le Count tried to board a Philadelphia streetcar on March 25, 1867, it caused a firestorm, a battle,...
History Politics

Nicholas Biddle

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The first man to shed blood during the Civil war was escaped slave Nicholas Biddle of Pottsville, PA. Very little is known of Biddle’s life....
History Politics

Martin Robison Delany

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During the Civil War, Martin Robison Delany was a vigorous proponent of African American participation in the military defense of the nation, and he became...
History

William Hall

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William Hall (baptized William Neilson), sailor and farmer; b. 25 April 1829 in Nova Scotia, possibly in Horton Bluff (Lockhartville), one of several children of...
History

John Scobell

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The story of John Scobell is an extraordinary one that not too many people have heard. Scobell, so many people thought, was just another illiterate...