Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage Plantation Housed Dozens of Slaves

Slave Sites Today, there are three slave cabins still standing at The Hermitage, Alfred’s Cabin in the backyard of the mansion and the First Hermitage farmhouse and kitchen. Historical documents reveal little about slave houses at The Hermitage. However, Hermitage archaeologists have located thirteen slave dwellings in three different areas of the

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How America’s ‘First Black Middle Class Village’ Was Destroyed to Make Way For Central Park

By Matthew Wright For Dailymail.com Published: 08:27 EDT, 9 March 2017   Seneca Village was a predominantly African American village spanning 82nd to 87th Streets along what is now the western edge of Central Park Created in 1825, the village was flattened and people were forced to move to make

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Proposal That Would Have Kept Harriet Tubman Off $20 Bill Fails

William Petroski, Des Moines Register 3 p.m. EDT June 22, 2016 WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Steve King introduced an amendment in Congress that would have prevented Harriet Tubman, an abolitionist and supporter of women’s suffrage, from replacing President Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill. However, the House Rules Committee agreed Tuesday night to

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