Monthly Archives: April 2015

Powerful Images of Ex-Slaves

Ex-slave Bob Lemmons, Carrizo Springs, Texas, c. 1936. Photographed by Dorothea Lange. Source:¬†http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/fsa1998021797/PP/ Probably the most famous source on slavery from the slaves’ viewpoint is the WPA Slave Narratives, compiled by the Federal Writers’ Project of the Works Progress Administration … Continue reading

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April 3, 1865: The Liberation of Richmond

Originally posted on Crossroads:
On April 3, 1865, United States soldiers, most of them African Americans. entered what had been the capital of the Confederacy, freeing what had been Richmond’s enslaved population. Although there were other days in the war…

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