Charles Hall was born a slave in 1811. Over the course of his life, he was owned by three different men. On March 24th, 1856, Hall emancipated himself via the Underground Railroad.
In the 1860s, Hall was interviewed while living in Canada. Here, he tells of his life in bondage,
Today marks the anniversary of the last recorded lynching in Maryland. We'll examine not only the 1933 lynching itself - one of the most horrific and brutal ever recorded - but the original crime and how it's remembered today. Through the use of period newspapers, we can try to piece
A proposed Thirteenth Amendment would have denied the power of the Federal government “to abolish or interfere” with the institution of slavery. So why then did Lincoln and many other anti-slavery Republicans support it? And why didn’t this stop secession?
Today, in our weekly look at post-Civil War lynchings of black Americans, we turn to two states that remained loyal to the Union - Maryland and Michigan. Through period newspapers, we can see how these crimes were reported, the details in tact. We'll also consider the fate of the Georgia