Who founded Tuskegee University?

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“I have always felt that Mr. Adams, in a large degree, derived his unusual power of mind from the training given his hands in the process of mastering well three trades during the days of slavery. If one goes to-day into any Southern town, and asks for the leading and most reliable coloured man in the community, I believe that in five cases out of ten he will be directed to a Negro who learned a trade during the days of slavery.

Kate Warne

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Tales of the Civil War – First Female Detective When was Kate Warne born? Kate Warne was born in the year of 1833 in Erin, New York. By 1856, at the age of 23, Warne’s husband passed away, leaving her … Continued

Philip Livingston

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Signers of the Declaration of Independence Philip Livingston was born in Albany, NY. His father was a merchant, involved in the founding of Albany and obtaining its charter. In the merchant trade, the Livingstons engaged in what is known as … Continued

Battle of Antietam

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On Sept. 17, 1862, America’s bloodiest single day, a small force of Confederates on high ground for three hours defended the critical crossing against troops belonging to Ambrose E. Burnside’s 9th Corps. With the wounding of General Joe Johnston at … Continued