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During the Reconstruction Era, African Americans in the former slave-holding states saw education as an important step towards achieving equality, independence, and prosperity. As a result, they found ways to learn despite the many obstacles that poverty and white people placed in their path. African Americans’ commitment to education had lasting effects on the former […]

Footnotes 1. “Reception and Departure of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment,” Boston Evening Transcript, May 28, 1863, 2. 2. Luis F. Emilio, A Brave Black Regiment: History of The Fifty-Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry 1863-1865 (New York, NY: Da Capo Press, 1995), 34. 3. The New South (Beaufort, SC). June 20, 1863, 2. 4. Emilio, A […]

A plaque commemorating the Black family who owned a patch of California beach that was seized . . .

Eagle Pass, Texas — Texas’ attorney general on Friday forcefully rejected a request from the Biden administration to grant federal immigration officials full access to a park along the southern border that the state National Guard has sealed off with razor wire, fencing and soldiers. For three weeks, the federal government and Texas

African American Memorial Day Observations From Reconstruction to World War I In the decades following the Civil War, the role of African Americans in the celebration of Memorial Day remained a large one, especially in the South. Throughout the Reconstruction era, African Americans made up the vast majority of the day’s observers in the South, […]

Eagle Pass, Texas CNN  —  As the surge of migrants continues to overwhelm authorities at the US-Mexico border, tensions between Texas and federal officials are escalating. Here are the latest developments: Texas authorities arrested migrants at Shelby . . .

The U.S. Homeland Security Department said Saturday that Texas denied federal agents access to a stretch of the border when they were trying to rescue three migrants who drowned. The federal government’s account came hours after U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar said the Texas Military Department and Texas National Guard “did not grant access to Border […]

Sign up for The Brief, The Texas Tribune’s daily newsletter that keeps readers up to speed on the most essential Texas news. Three migrants drowned in the Rio Grande, near the Eagle Pass park that Texas troopers have taken control over, U.S. Rep.

The last page of Mabel Kahn’s November 4, 1944 letter to Frances Perkins, the Secretary of Labor. Mabel Kahn to Frances Perkins, Secretary of Labor, November 4, 1944; Charlestown Navy Yard, 1-GR-130, 1944-1945; Closed Regional Case Records, 1943-1946, Box 2; Records of the Committee on FEP 1940-1946, Record Group 228; National Archives at Boston. African […]

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