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America's first slavery museum shifts is focus from the masters to the slaves. The Whitney Plantation in Wallace, Louisiana.

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By Lesley Gist, The Gist of Freedom Origins of Watch Night! The Emancipation Proclamation..Carlton’s painting is variously called “Watch Night — Waiting for the Hour” or ” Watch Meeting–Dec. 31st, 1862.” It was sent to President Lincoln by abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison The Watch Night painting...By Lesley Gist, The Gist of Freedom Origins of Watch Night! The Emancipation Proclamation..Carlton’s painting is variously called “Watch Night — Waiting for the Hour” or ” Watch Meeting–Dec…

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William Lloyd Garrison (1805-1879), a native of Boston, was the founder of The Liberator, the leading and most radical anti-slavery newspaper in America from 1831-1865 which did a great deal to reshape the anti-slavery movement and made Garrison the nation’s leading public emancipationist. The estab...William Lloyd Garrison (1805-1879), a native of Boston, was the founder of The Liberator, the leading and most radical anti-slavery newspaper in America from 1831-1865 which did a great deal…

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A pair of slave shackles are on display in the Slavery and Freedom Gallery in the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., during the press preview Sept. 14, 2016.

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Photo credit: Massachusetts Commandery Military Order of the Loyal Legion and the U.S. Military History Institute Rape in the Amer...

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Nat Love (pronounced “Nate”) lived the kind of life that adventure novels and blockbuster movies are built on. Freed from slavery at a young age, Love spent most of his career as a cowboy in the American West, and ended it working as a Pullman Porter on the railroads.

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