Category: freedom

Freedom 0

Freedom

The last post of 2012 is a simple one. The text of the Emancipation Proclamation. It’s on display at the National Archives tomorrow. A Transcription By the President of the United States of America:...

“All of Us Would Walk Together” 1

“All of Us Would Walk Together”

I have had just about the best experience working with the sites in St. Mary’s County, Maryland. Most of my work has been with Historic St. Mary’s City, but what I have done absolutely...

Thoughts on the Emancipation Proclamation 2

Thoughts on the Emancipation Proclamation

On Sept 22nd, many commemorated the 150th anniversary of the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation. My twitter buddy @SlaveryDatabase participated in an event that celebrated the crossing of the Rappahannock River. In 1862, slaves crossed this river...

To My Old Master… 0

To My Old Master…

On Monday, Letters of Note posted quite the letter from former slave Jourdan Anderson. Mr. Anderson was a slave of Colonel P.H. Anderson of Big Spring, Tennessee and who wrote the man he once...

Following The Drinking Gourd and Other Paths to Freedom 0

Following The Drinking Gourd and Other Paths to Freedom

This time of year reminds me of a few things about interpretation. Not only did I do slave life interpretation at Historic Brattonsville, but this time of year I would also brush up on...

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