Booker T Washington

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As you travel this great nation, it is no accident you will see a lot of schools given the name of Booker T. Washington. That is because this great black educator and leader set the standard and carved out a new path in the years right after the fall of slavery to lead his people […]


Slavery

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Not everything that has to make a mark on the history of African American people is on the surface a positive thing. But we know that there some very terrible things that happened to the black population in America that are undeniably a big part of the history of a people. So any survey of […]


The Thirteenth Amendment

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Looking back on it now, it’s almost amazing to any modern American that we ever needed something like The Thirteenth Amendment. The very fact that the United States government had to take this step to outlaw slavery in this country once and for all tells us that the more liberated way we think in modern […]


The Dred Scott Decision

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Not every significant event in the timeline of black history is a victory. In fact, many of the huge setbacks for African Americans in this country were the result of some very bad events that hurt the cause of civil liberties for Blacks for a long time. Such is the case in the infamous Dred […]


The Civil War

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America has been part of some devastating battles over her long history. World War I and World War II were tremendously difficult conflicts and ones that taxed the nation’s resources to the maximum. But none of those conflicts can compare to The Civil War not only for the brutality and devastation of human life but […]


Thomas Garrett And Delaware S Underground Railroad

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The Underground Railroad’s last stop in the slave-holding state of Delaware was located on Shipley Street in Wilmington at the home of a Quaker merchant named Thomas Garrett. Over 2,700 runaway slaves were given safe harbor there before making their way to the free states of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Garrett’s passionate commitment to the […]


Why The Underground Railroad Existed In Maryland

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Many Africans resisted and ran away from their masters from the earliest days of colonial settlement. The Africans were forcibly brought to the colonies to labor as slaves. Slave labor was a foundation of American society and culture. Slavery was gradually outlawed in the years following the American Revolution in the northern states. However, in […]