History Stories
CATEGORY: Abolitionist Movement
Frederick Douglass’s Emotional Meeting With His Former Slave Master
February 13, 2018

They cried. They reminisced. The master told Douglass he would have run away, too. Read More

Frederick Douglass at 200: Still Bringing the Thunder
February 10, 2018

Keeping America focused on hard truths, he believed, is necessary to a strong democracy. Read More

Could Compromise Have Prevented the Civil War?
October 31, 2017

It’s not as if Congress didn’t try. Read More

The Largest Attempted Slave Escape in American History
August 23, 2017

The failed escape attempt inspired "Uncle Tom's Cabin." Read More

African Meeting House, Oldest U.S. Black Church, Reopens After Restoration
December 13, 2011

Boston's African Meeting House reopened last week after undergoing a meticulous restoration that returned the structure to its 19th-century appearance. Read More