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  1. What happened to George W. Hale’s slave, Airy?

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    August 17, 2014 by elhseven

    According to the Bureau of Land Management, George Washington Hale bought 477 acres between 1859 and 1860. A few years …
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  2. Lunn got away!

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    February 23, 2014 by elhseven

    Despite the danger, we continued to run towards freedom. We ran and joined the union troops, we ran towards Texas …
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  3. Runaway slave advertisement by Mary D. Cane Alexander

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    February 23, 2014 by elhseven

    Advertisement source: The South-western. (Shreveport, La.), 20 Sept. 1854. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress. <http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83016483/1854-09-20/ed-1/seq-3/>


  4. 1850 Caddo Parish Slave Census

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    February 23, 2014 by elhseven

    The 1850 U.S. Federal Slave Schedule for Caddo Parish reported 5,763 slaves with 466 slaveowners. There are some slaveowners missing …
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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Hettie Adger Cemetery/St. Paul CME Church

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    January 18, 2014 by elhseven

    I continue to tell people sometimes the only evidence of one’s existence is found in a graveyard.  If you are …
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  8. History of Herndon High School

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    January 2, 2014 by elhseven

    It was very common for northern missionaries to make their way down south for the purpose of helping to establish …
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  9. The Natives

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    February 2, 2013 by elhseven

    Highway 71 seems like the root that connects the various ancestral paths that bind us together but it wasn’t always …
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