This week in history, we take a look at Nick Biddle, the first black soldier wounded in the Civil War, the massacre of black troops in Arkansas, the first Emancipation Day Parade in Washington DC, Billie Holiday's "Strange Fruit," and quite a bit more of the events that took place
This week in history was a rather exciting one. From the founding of America's first anti-slavery society to the Colfax Massacre, where as many as 150 black Americans were slaughtered - from Lincoln's call for the black vote, to his assassination and death, this second week of April is writ
The Debut of "Dixie"
The song that was to become the de facto Confederate anthem debuted on this date as part of the Bryant's Minstrel Show, a troupe made up of white performers in blackface. The actual origin of the song is uncertain, but more than a few historians
This week in history, we'll take a look at a pro-secessionist riot in Illinois, the beginnings of Bleeding Kansas, the Fifteenth Amendment, as well as the first black American elected to public office.
In weeks past, we've also detailed several lynchings that took place across this week in history.
This week in history, we'll briefly look at the abolition of the Atlantic Slave Trade in the British Empire, the voting rights of black Canadians, Stephens' Cornerstone Speech, the Civil Rights and Reconstruction Acts vetoed by Andrew Johnson, the first sit-in protest, and the first impeachment of the governor.
This week in history, we'll take brief looks at the first black child in the original thirteen colonies, Eli Whitney, the first black newspaper, the black Pennsylvanian voting protest, Uncle Tom's Cabin, as well as a quick glance at the 1880-90s Back to Africa Movement.
Also, the weekly section
This week in history, we'll take brief looks at Thomas Paine's anti-slavery pamphlet, the Missouri Compromise, the slaves of the Alamo, a few incredibly important Supreme Court rulings, the Confederate Constitution, black regiments in Florida, black Confederates, and the Southern Manifesto. We’ll also take a glance at the nearly forty
This week in history, we'll take quick looks at one of the earliest slave revolts, Pennsylvania's incredibly slow emancipation, the ban of the Atlantic Slave Trade, the day that Arkansas made being a free black person illegal, a couple Confederate flags, two different Reconstruction-era acts, and quite a bit more.
This week, we’ll look at Lincoln, Johnson’s impeachment, the 15th Amendment, the first black Senator, and several lynchings.