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Black History Month
02-01-2018, 05:05 AM
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Black History Month
Thanks to Laurie for sending these links from the Civil War Trust:

https://www.civilwar.org/news/celebrate-...aign=13018

https://www.civilwar.org/learn/collectio...urce=email
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02-12-2018, 09:30 AM
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RE: Black History Month
From Slave to Dressmaker for the First Lady: Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley

https://www.themarysue.com/elizabeth-hobbs-keckley/
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02-12-2018, 11:45 AM
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RE: Black History Month
But Elizabeth's bones are not lost to us - right Laurie?
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02-12-2018, 11:46 AM (This post was last modified: 02-12-2018 12:01 PM by L Verge.)
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RE: Black History Month
(02-12-2018 09:30 AM)RJNorton Wrote:  From Slave to Dressmaker for the First Lady: Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley

https://www.themarysue.com/elizabeth-hobbs-keckley/

Too bad that this Mary Sue did not do a little more research and find out that Mrs. Keckly's remains were found years ago by forum member Richard Smyth and that her grave is now marked by an impressive stone donated by contributions raised by the Surratt Society in 2010. Go here for a better bio and photo of marker at National Harony Memorial Park in Landover, Maryland.

P.S. I just enlightened Mary Sue. http://www.surrattmuseum.org/elizabeth-keckly-gravesite
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02-16-2018, 07:53 AM
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RE: Black History Month
Thanks for Laurie for this information:

James L. Swanson - Chasing King's Killer: The Hunt for Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Assassin — at Politics and Prose [Bookstore] at The Wharf

Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Drawing heavily from memoirs, CIA and FBI reports, magazine articles, and other research, the author presents a fast-paced account of a tumultuous time in U.S. history. Beginning with an introduction by Congressman John Lewis, the book places the events surrounding the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. into historical context. It explores the legacies of both King, a legendary civil rights activist, and James Earl Ray, the prison escapee who murdered him. Swanson’s extensive source notes will allow young historians to trace—or even continue—research.

This event is free to attend with no reservation required. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis.

Click here for more information.

https://www.politics-prose.com/event/boo...e39706798-

Politics and Prose at The Wharf 70 District Square SW Washington DC 20024
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