SLAVE AUCTION a black family is being sold. The Mother is being sold separately from the child and Husband. Slavery was evil. Robert E. Lee once said, “There are few, I believe, in this enlightened age, who will not acknowledge that slavery as an institution is a moral and political evil”. In Abraham Lincoln’s second inaugural address he attributed the incalculable suffering experienced by our Nation during the Civil War as God’s punishment on a Nation that had tolerated slavery.
The FIRST Black Senator; a RARE photograph and great portrait by Mathew Brady - a cabinet card photograph of Hiram Rhoades Revels (1822-1901). Of mixed African and Indian descent, he was a Methodist minister and later the first Black Senator (Mississippi) during Reconstruction, later the President of Alcorn University.
9/1/1864 Atlanta falls to Union forces http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/atlanta-falls-to-union-forces?et_cid=79964023&et_rid=1213276648&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.history.com%2fthis-day-in-history%2fatlanta-falls-to-union-forces