Telling Fort Monroe’s Full Black History

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By Sheri Bailey and Steven T. Corneliussen August will bring national attention to slavery’s Virginia beginnings at Point Comfort, now called Fort Monroe where “20 and odd negars” came ashore in August 1619.   But just after the Civil War started, in May 1861, that precious Black history landscape was also where brave, enterprising Black […] The post Telling Fort Monroe’s Full Black History appeared first on The New Journal and Guide .

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