Tag: Western Sanitary Commission
Abolitionist William Greenleaf Eliot
His early years in St. Louis would soon find him caught between the two forces of the rising conflict regarding the issues of enslavement…
Free At Last
After a life of enslavement, on September 24th, 1863, Archer Alexander was free at last! Nine months earlier, the freedom seeker had made a run for freedom that had nearly cost him his life. In January, Archer was visiting his wife Louisa at Naylor’s Store, where she was enslaved, when he overheard his owner and…
The Emancipation Monument
The Emancipation Monument “Freedom’s Memorial” was paid for entirely by funds from the formerly enslaved. It sits in Lincoln Park in Washington, D.C. today. It was dedicated by Frederick Douglass on April 14, 1876.