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(AMERICA) Yale University Report: Who Is the Enslaved Child in This Portrait of the University’s Namesake? #AceHistoryDesk report

#AceHistoryReport – Oct.20: The painting shows four white men in costly 18th-century outfits posing around a table, with Yale at the center. As the men smoke and sip madeira, Yale’s grandchildren play in the field behind them…. #AceHistoryDesk say that according to Yale University scholars have yet to identify the young boy, but new research […]

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#OnThisDay 1859: Late on the night, John Brown and twenty-one armed followers stole into the town of Harper’s Ferry, Virginia, (now West Virginia) as most of its residents slept to overturn slavery #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Oct.17: The men–among them three free blacks, one freed enslaved person, and one fugitive enslaved person–hoped to spark a rebellion of freed enslaved persons and to lead an “army of emancipation” to overturn the institution of slavery by force. To these ends the insurgents took some sixty prominent locals including Colonel Lewis Washington […]