Category : History

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...
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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,...
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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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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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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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Harriet Tubman was a remarkable woman who dedicated her life to fighting for freedom and equality. Born into slavery in Maryland in the early 1820s,...