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1st floor West, American Art Museum (8th and F Streets, N.W.)
1851 Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel Uncle Tom's Cabin serialized.
In 1834, 21-year-old Jarm Logue (pictured above some years later) managed to steal his master's horse and escape the life of slavery into which he had been born. Sadly, his mother, brother and sister remained. 26 years later, by which time he had settled down in New York, opened numerous schools for black children, started his own family, become a reverend and noted abolitionist, and authored an autobiography , he received a letter from the wife of his old owner in which she demanded $1000.
Description Henry O. Nightingale (1844-1919) and his family emigrated from Hawkhurst, County Kent, England, to the United States in 1849.
Hannah Valentine and Lethe Jackson Slave Letters, 1837-1838 From the Campbell Family Papers An On-line Archival Collection Special Collections Library at Duke University and
The 54th Massachusetts Infantry attacking Fort Wagner