The founder of Kentucky's Berea College was an abolitionist. While he was alive, the school offered a free education for both Black and white students.
“Someone should have told Buster that it is difficult to derive laughter from the sight of men being killed in battle.”
Grant’s presidency is often overlooked, but his accomplishments around civil rights are getting more consideration from historians.
Theories abound. Historian William H. Lambert considers the origin of the address and the mythology surrounding its composition.
The controversial politician William Gannaway Brownlow shepherded Tennessee's re-admission to the Union. It was the first state of the Confederacy to do so.
Many Civil War veterans like Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain came out of combat with injuries and lasting disabilities that no one could see.