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  1. Revisiting the Bossier massacre of 1868 according to the Freedmen’s Bureau

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    February 23, 2015 by elhseven

    Synopsis of Murders Committed in Parishes of Caddo and Bossier September and October 1868 according to the Freedmen’s Bureau investigation. …
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  2. Outrage in Caddo – Three Colored Men Murdered in 1869

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    February 16, 2014 by elhseven

    I stumbled across this editorial recently which was reprinted in the Milwaukee Daily Sentinel, (Milwaukee, WI) on Wednesday, February 10, …
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  3. Before we were Democrats…

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    February 1, 2014 by elhseven

    Newly freed slaves and slave descendants  began heavily voting the Republican ticket from 1865 – 1868 electing Republican politicians who …
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  4. Bossier Race Riots of 1868

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    January 3, 2014 by elhseven

    The following excerpt was taken from Burton, Wilie. (1993). On the Black Side of Shreveport: A History (2nd edition.) The …
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