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February 24, 2022 Encyclopedia Virginia. Virginia Humanities Keeven-Franke, Dorris. “Archer Alexander (d. December 8, 1880)” https://encyclopediavirginia.org/entries/archer-alexander-d-december-8-1880/
January 18, 2022: The meeting of the Lincoln Group of Washington, D.C. The program’s speaker was Dorris Keeven-Franke with Archer Alexander: The Unknown Hero. Note the Access Passcode following the link. Meeting Recording: https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/iQ6pu6EyAs_LlNLg1-Bax3D7iPvhEZn9nRY4-ba8SSDPEf5eQkQpe-aUBjU1J0Aq.uYqVMuJPLfWxnckt Access Passcode: D&3+wx8e
September 28, 2021 The Civil War Roundtable of Washinton, D.C. Archer Alexander: The Last Fugitive Slave YouTube Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nN3lGo4-To&t=7s
November 3, 2021 Taking another Look at the Emancipation Monument https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IRi0J8adNU&t=16s
September 18, 2020 Hidden History of the Emancipation Monument https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D35nW8qd4xU
March 19, 2019 St. Louis Public Radio – The World A Louisville Family learns about their ties to a St. Louis slave who saved lives STL|PR Chad Davis https://news.stlpublicradio.org/arts/2019-03-19/a-louisville-family-learns-about-their-ties-to-a-st-louis-slave-who-saved-lives#stream/0
March 30, 2018 O’Fallon TV Honoring Archer Alexander with O’Fallon Matters https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FfKhZRj7E0
The Emancipation Monument, also known as Freedom’s Memorial, was dedicated in Washington, D.C. on April 14, 1876. It was the idea of Charlotte Scott, a freed woman of Virginia who, upon hearing of President Abraham Lincoln’s death, contributed her first five dollars earned in freedom towards the dream of a memorial to martyred President Lincoln. The monument was paid for solely by donations from emancipated citizens and Black Union soldiers.
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“WITH FUNDS CONTRIBUTED SOLELY BY EMANCIPATED CITIZENS OF THE UNITED STATES DECLARED FREE BY HIS PROCLAMATION”