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Valerie Cunningham to receive Inspiration Award for creating change | Sea Coast Online

Anne Richter Arnold, Sea Coast Online Valerie Cunningham, founder of the Portsmouth Black Heritage Trail, left, and JerriAnne Boggis, director of the Portsmouth Black Heritage Trail, with one of the plaques to be placed at the Cooper Home at 171 Washington St. in Portsmouth during the trail’s 20th anniversary celebration in 2015. [File photo by Suzanne Laurent], Featured Image decades, Valerie Cunningham has inspired, motivated and influenced the Seacoast community and the Granite state with one main tactic – telling the facts. A historian, writer, researcher and lecturer, she has spent her life changing hearts and minds by sharing the […]

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The failure of Reconstruction was a ruthless act of sabotage | The Washington Post

Michael Gerson, The Washington Post A 1919 Lithograph poster showing a young Booker T. Washington in Falls Church, Va. (Kate Patterson/for The Washington Post). Featured Image Conservatives sometimes accuse the academic left of ignoring the good in U.S. history and emphasizing the horrors. But in some respects, the typical telling of the American story does not focus enough on the horrors. As I recall from my distant youth, U.S. history texts dealt with the run-up to the Civil War, then the war itself, then the failure of Reconstruction, before moving on to the Gilded Age and progressive reform. But the […]

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Did You Know: Freedmen’s Savings and Trust Company (1865-1874) – Afram News The Freedmen’s Savings and Trust Company, commonly referred to as The Freedmen’s Bank, was incorporated on March 3, 1865. It was created by the United States Congress along with the Freedmen’s Bureau to aid the freedmen in their transition from slavery to freedom.

The Freedmen’s Savings and Trust Company, commonly referred to as The Freedmen’s Bank, was incorporated on March 3, 1865. It was created by the United States Congress along with the Freedmen’s Bureau to aid the freedmen in their transition from slavery to freedom.

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