This was a Union post outside of Charleston, South Carolina.
This Union-held post was where commander General Benjamin Butler declared slaves to be war contraband, and freed those who came to the post.
Appomattox Court House
General Robert E. Lee surrendered at this location on April 9, 1865, ending the Civil War.
As a young man, Lincoln took two trips to this city to deliver merchandise for an employer, where he came into contact with slaves.
This refers to a speech Lincoln gave at the scene of the Union victory over the Confederate Army that marked the turning point in the Civil War.
Dred Scott Decision
This was a Supreme Court decision handed down in 1857.
Black Laws of Illinois
These regulations were enacted in the early 1800s and restricted the lives of black people, including forbidding blacks to be taught to read...
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