This still popularly observed African American celebration honors the day when slaves in Texas heard they had been freed.
The Confederate flag features prominently in photos of the white youth arrested and charged with the murders.
An unpublished manuscript "The Diary of Francis Marion Wheeler 1842-1899" has been gathering dust on a bookshelf in our house for many years. Once I picked it up, I could not put it down.
On March 31, 1776, Abigail Adams urged the Continental Congress and her husband, John Adams, to consider women's rights.
Many Native American Nations formed partnerships and deep relationships with African slaves. Both groups fought for freedom and the right to exist in peace, away from the colonizing forces.
One of the best-known speeches in American history, it was delivered by Lincoln in the midst of the Civil War, four and a half months after the Union armies defeated those of the Confederacy at the Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
Texans, and an increasing number of people across America, celebrate the end of slavery on June 19 because on that day in 1865 Gen. Gordon Granger announced that slavery was ended for good.
In 1866, Thaddeus Stevens offered an amendment to a bill requiring 40 acre plots be parceled out to former slaves from both confiscated and public land in the former slave South.
Prince Hall, revolutionary, abolitionist and Masonic leader, died in Boston on Dec. 4, 1807.