Thursday, September 22, 2011

Emancipation Proclamation

The Emancipation Proclamation was an executive order passed on January 1, 1863, freeing all slaves in Confederate states that had seceded from the Union and allowing them to join the Union army...Click here to read more:

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass is one of the most well-known abolitionists and orators of the Civil War era. Born a slave, under the name Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey, in February 1818 on a plantation in Maryland, Douglass was the son of a slave woman and an unknown white man. Separated from his mother when he was only a few weeks old, Douglass never met his father and instead lived with his grandparents on the plantation. When he was 8 years old, his owner sent him to work as a house servant in Baltimore...Click here to read more:

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Did Harriet Tubman Dream of John Brown's Death Before She Met Him?

During a trip to Canada in 1858 Harriet Tubman, one of the most famous conductors on the underground railroad, met fellow abolitionist John Brown. Brown was in the middle of planning his famous raid on a federal arsenal in Harper's Ferry and was in Canada trying to raise funds for the project...Click here to read more:

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

John Brown

John Brown was an abolitionist most known for his failed raid on Harper's Ferry in Virginia. Born in May of 1800 into a family with strong abolitionist beliefs, Brown learned to hate slavery from a young age...Click here to read more: