Free, Black Abolitionist Convicted In Delaware In 1847 Receives Official Pardon From State GovernorSamuel D. Burris was born into freedom in or around 1813 in the Willow Grove section of Delaware. He was well educated, the son of George Burris, a free Black man. But the younger Burris is most known for his acts of defiance.
Activist Fights For Formal Slavery Apology From State Of DelawareThis is the third time that Harmon Carey has asked Gov. Jack Markell to issue an apology on behalf of the state.
Zeoli Show Log 4.22.15Rich discussed Princeton NJ's restrictions on cigarette purchases, outrage leveled at a David Letterman joke, and what is wrong with McDonald's. He also talked to PA State Representative John Lawrence.
New Exhibit At NCC Looks At Slavery Through Eyes Of Families Owned By JeffersonThe National Constitution Center opens a new exhibit Wednesday that tells the story of the six families of enslaved people owned by Thomas Jefferson.
New Book Takes Look At Role Of African-American Troops In Little-Known Battle During Civil WarMilliken’s Bend: A Civil War Battle in History and Memory takes a look at a Civil War battle where African-American troops, some fresh from slavery, were in the thick of things.
Schools To Get Free Access To Civil Rights DocumentariesA new initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities is providing schools and communities free access to documentaries tracing the civil rights movement.
Dennis Farm: A Lesson in American History and the Future of EnergyA Philadelphia family recounts their story of freedom dating back to the Revolutionary War. But their history is currently colliding with the future of energy.
Nation Marks 150th Anniversary Of 13th AmendmentToday in 1863, Congress passed the 13th Amendment which, when ratified in 1865, officially outlawed slavery in the United States and all of its territories.
Storytelling Benches In Historic Philadelphia Add Some Forgotten FactsOnce Upon a Nation in Philadelphia is offering people the chance to learn "little known pieces of history" as part of a special program that runs through the end of July.
Bucks County To Be Backdrop For Film About Civil War EraFilming is scheduled to get underway this summer on “The North Star," a movie that tells the story of two slaves who flee a Virginia plantation.
Celebrating Martin DelanyMartin Delany founded one of the first black newspapers and was one of the first blacks admitted to Harvard Medical School. The Moonstone Arts Center is commemorating his 200th birthday with several events.
Ukraine-to-US Human Trafficking Trial Continues In PhiladelphiaA second Ukrainian woman has now testified in federal court in Philadelphia that she was beaten and raped by a man charged with human trafficking.