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PRINCETON — Monday’s meeting of the Princeton City Council saw Mercer County Commissioner Bill Archer and 10 members of Boy Scout Troop No. 1 …
While researching a July trip to Indiana, we came across mention of an important safe house used by escaping African-American slaves in the mid-19th century.
In mid-June, we enjoyed a three-day tour of historic plantations along Louisiana's River Road.
A U.S. District Court judge ruled Wednesday in favor of Cherokee Freedmen descendants, saying they have a right to tribal citizenship a decade after Cherokee Nation rescinded those rights.
People think they know everything about slavery in the United States, but they don’t. They think the majority of African slaves came to the American colonies, but they didn’t. They talk about 400 years of slavery, but it wasn’t. They claim all Southerners owned slaves, but they didn’t. Some argue it was all a long time ago, but it wasn’t.
Last month, New Orleans began the long-overdue process of removing four statues honoring the lost, and immoral, Confederate cause. This week, we continue the job.
CHURCH CREEK, Md. - She preferred moving in the darkness of long winter nights. She didn't wait for late passengers: The "train" for Zion always left on time. And she carried a pistol, in case of trouble or flagging hearts.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The room where historians believe Sally Hemings slept was just steps away from Thomas Jefferson's bedroom. But in 1941, the caretakers of Monticello turned it into a restroom.