March 22, 2013
A monument for buffalo soldier Charles Young will also receive federal protection.
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by Henry Louis Gates Jr. onMarch 11, 2013
100 Amazing Facts About the Negro: The myths about her reflect as much about us as they do about her.
by Genetta M. Adams onMarch 7, 2013
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by Gary Lee onNovember 6, 2011
Retrace the steps to freedom many escaped slaves made to the North.
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by Jon Jeter onFebruary 9, 2010
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