Robert Gleeds, an African American candidate for sheriff in Lowndes County, Mississippi, describes the violence in his county that occurred on the eve of the 1875 election.
This is an excerpt from a January 1866 Freedmen’s Bureau report on the "wonderful state" of education for freedpeople in the South, written by Freedmen’s Bureau inspector John W. Alvord.
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.
Learn about the movement to end gun violence launched by Parkland students after the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
Former slave Jourdon Anderson responds, with a hint of sarcasm, to a request from his former master to return to work for him.