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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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....
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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...
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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...
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Josiah Henson

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While some have expressed concern over Josiah Henson being the model for Uncle Tom in Harriet Beecher Stowe’s novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin, the life of...
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Harriet Tubman

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ROSS, HARRIET (originally named Araminta) (Tubman; Davis), also known as Moses, fugitive slave and “conductor” on the Underground Railroad; b. 1820 or 1821 near Bucktown, Dorchester County,...
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