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This is the grave of Prince Hall. No one knows when Prince Hall was born. It’s generally considered to be between 1735 and 1738. No one knows where he was born either. After all, he was a slave. He didn’t come from Africa, but whether he born in England or Massachusetts–the two mostly likely places–will […]
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This is the grave of Henry McNeal Turner. Born in 1834 in South Carolina to free blacks, Turner had ambition from a young age. Teaching black people, slave or free, was illegal in that state. Turner was apprenticed to a cotton planter, making his condition not all that much above a slave. But he ran […]
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