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Date: 1860 after

Description: Scene of 16 figures. A slave owner raises his whip as black families race towards Fort Monroe, some remain behind picking cotton. The slave owner is saying...

Photograph

Sojourner Truth

Date:  date unknown

Description: Three-quarter length carte-de-visite of Sojourner Truth. The text at the bottom says "I sell the shadow to support the substance."

Date: 1946-08-23 

Description: Aunt Lily Richmond sang African American spirituals for song collector Helene Stratman-Thomas. Richmond came to Grant County Wisconsin with her parents, fr...

Analyze primary and secondary sources to learn more about motivations and emotions involved during the Civil War era and Underground Railroad

Historical Essay

Fugitive Slave Collar

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Iron collar removed from a fugitive slave by Wisconsin soldiers in 1862. (Museum object #1961.73)

Date:  date unknown

Description: Exterior view of the slave quarters at Monticello, built in 1772 by Thomas Jefferson.

Historical Essay

Slavery in Wisconsin

Brief history of slavery in Wisconsin.

Date: 1877 after

Description: Monument to John Brown and the men killed during the Battle of Osawatomie. Those slin in the battle are buried underneath the monument. Chain link fence...

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Date: 1860 after

Description: Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis in a boxing ring. Text at top reads, "CHAMPION PRIZE ENVELOPE - LINCOLN & DAVIS IN 5 ROUNDS", underneath reads "3RD ROU...

Date: 1855 

Description: Drawn seven years after Wisconsin entered statehood, this map shows the counties, cities, towns, rivers and lakes in the entire state. The map includes a c...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Quarter-length portrait of Caroline Quarlls Watkins, taken when she lived in Sandwich, Ontario.

Book or Pamphlet

Ah King

Date:  date unknown

Description: Ah King, a slave who was rescued on May 18, 1910.

Fugitive Slave

Biography of Caroline Quarlls, the first fugitive slave conducted through Wisconsin's underground railroad network to freedom.

Date: 1770 

Description: The south west sheet of a four sheet map of Virginia, showing the counties, mountains, rivers, court houses, a few cities, and mills. A few Plantations ar...

Date: 1915-02-13 

Description: African-American man and woman on the front porch of a rural home. The unidentified woman is retrieving water from a well, and the man, J.R. Dean, is sitti...

Photograph

Peter D. Thomas

Date:  date unknown

Description: Seated portrait of Peter D. Thomas (1847-1925) of Racine. Thomas was an escaped slave who joined the 15th Wisconsin Regiment during its service in Tenness...

Date: 1917 

Description: Louisiana doctor Dudley Duprez, played by Frank Keenan, makes a fist and glares angrily in a scene still for "The Bride of Hate," a drama of miscegenation...

Date:  

Description: A cartoon depicting an African American family hovering beneath a Ku Klux Klansman (KKK) and a white supremacist in the Reconstruction South. There is a sk...

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