CATEGORY: Slavery
10 Things You May Not Know About Nat Turner’s Rebellion
May 24, 2016

Explore 10 surprising facts about the bloodiest slave revolt in American history. Read More

8 Key Contributors to the Underground Railroad
May 4, 2016

Meet eight abolitionists who helped fugitive slaves escape to freedom. Read More

5 Former Slaves Turned Statesmen
May 4, 2016

From a former manservant to a little-known Civil War veteran, meet five men who rose up from slavery to become part of the United States’ first generation of black congressmen. Read More

6 Early Abolitionists
May 3, 2016

Get the stories of six early pioneers of the antislavery cause, including an eccentric Quaker and a former slave trader turned abolitionist. Read More

5 Myths About Slavery
May 3, 2016

Find out the truth behind five common myths or misunderstandings about slavery in the United States. Read More

5 Daring Slave Escapes
September 23, 2014

From a slave who mailed himself to freedom to a husband and wife team of impostors, learn the true stories behind five of American history’s most audacious slave escapes. Read More

7 Famous Slave Revolts
January 15, 2013

Find out about seven groups of slaves who risked everything for a chance at freedom. Read More