Georgeanna Woolsey was a nurse that served in the Sanitary Commission for the Union during the Civil War. On a visit to Charleston, S.C. just before the war, she witnessed a huge slave auction that forever confirmed her opposition to … Continued
Granger read aloud the contents of “General Order No. 3”, announcing the total emancipation of those held as slaves: “The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of personal rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and hired labor.
Why Republicans did not vote is easily explained, by taking a glance at the weekly mortuary report of the Secretary of the Board of Health, which shows three white men and ten colored came by their death, either by gunshot or other wounds, in one week in this city, during which such a state of anarchy mob-law existed that the ordinary police authorities were powerless and the streets at night were patrolled by bands of self-appointed men, armed with all kinds of dangerous weapons, during which time no colored man or known Republican dared show themselves on the streets after dark.”
Lt. Colonel Charity Adams was the first female black officer in the Women’s Air Corps (WAC). Charity Adams ( 5 December 1918 – 13 January 2002) Charity Adams was born in Kittrell, North Carolina, just north of Durham and Raleigh, … Continued
Mary Bethune (born Mary Jane McLeod; July 10, 1875 – May 18, 1955), known as “First Lady of the Struggle”, was an African American educator and champion of rights for women and children, and advisor to five United States presidents. … Continued
Civil War Quote of the week Civil War Quote of the Week:“Previous to the formation of colored troops, I had a strong inclination to prepare myself for the ministry; but when the call came for ALL persons, I [felt] I … Continued
Sarah Mapps Douglass Did you know … Sarah Mapps Douglas (September 9, 1806 – September 8, 1882)? She was an African American educator, abolitionist, artist, and medical student. Sarah grew up among Philadelphia’s elite, during a time when African Americans … Continued