Walter Moses Burton was recognized as being the first Black elected sheriff in the United States. He also served four terms as a State Senator in Texas. Burton was born in slavery in North Carolina onWalter Moses Burton was recognized as being the first Black elected sheriff in the United States. He also served four terms as a State Senator in Texas. Burton was born in slavery in North Carolina on August 9, 1840. He was brought to Texas from North Carolina in 1850, enslaved by a planter…
Anthony Bowen, who purchased his own freedom from slavery in Maryland, founded the first YMCA chapter for Black Americans in This was one of the first organizations for Black Americans. Bowen was an abolitionist and advised President Lincoln to.
An incredibly comprehensive guide to the beautiful plantations along the river road, Louisiana. Use these ideas for planning a road trip in Louisiana that includes history and the beauty of the Old South. Travel in North America.
Slavery in the North I totally disagree with this guy on some moral and political issues, but he's right about one thing: people forget that slavery originally existed in northern states as well as southern.
The man who was caged in a zoo In Ota Benga was kidnapped from Congo and taken to the US, where he was exhibited with monkeys and his teeth were filed. His appalling story reveals the roots of a racial prejudice that still haunts us.
Private Cathay Williams -The only documented black woman to serve in the Army when enlisting women was prohibited. Enlisted as a man, a Buffalo Soldier, and served until found out due to y illnesses she suffered while serving.