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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.

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.

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.

In Women of Will, Tina Packer examines the evolution of female characters in Shakespeare�s work. For more background on the Bard and his effects on modern readers, check out these books.

In Women of Will, Tina Packer examines the evolution of female characters in Shakespeare�s work. For more background on the Bard and his effects on modern readers, check out these books.

Deep in the collections of the Library of Congress are ghostly images and voices of Union and Confederate soldiers

Deep in the collections of the Library of Congress are ghostly images and voices of Union and Confederate soldiers

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

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

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