Alex Wilson, editor of Chicago Daily Defender is kicked by a school integration protester after refusing to run from a mob near Little Rock Central High. Photo taken by Will Counts. Arkansas Democrat, 1957.
In January 1865, General Sherman acted on the testimony of the freedpeople of Savannah, Georgia (see the document “Savannah Freedpeople Express Their Aspirations for Freedom,” Handout 3.2), by issuing Special Field Order 15. The field order divided up land abandoned by Southern planters along the coasts of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida and gave it to freedpeople in 40-acre plots.