Behind the Freedman's Story

Who was "E.K."? Did William Parker really write The Freedman's Story? The story behind the story of escaped slave and militant black activist William Parker

Three Months Among the Reconstructionists

In 1865, an Illinois-based journalist wrote a scathing report on post-Civil War life in the South

The Freedman's Story

An escaped slave tells his story—including his account of his violent showdown with slave-catchers in Pennsylvania


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