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Established in the years following the Civil War, the War Department’s Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands-generally known as the Freedmen’s Bureau-provided assistance to tens of thousands of former slaves making the transition from slavery to freedom. Read more at Prologue Magazine…
Posted by Darren Cole on February 7, 2011, under Documents, February.
Dated January 25, 1870, these are the credentials for Senator Hiram Rhodes Revels of Mississippi, the first African American to serve in the Senate.
Posted by Darren Cole on January 25, 2011, under Documents, January.
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