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This is the grave of Shirley Chisholm. Born in 1924 in Brooklyn, Chisholm, then known as Shirley St. Hill, was the daughter of Caribbean immigrants and grew up poor. In 1929, she and her sisters were sent to Barbados to live with their grandmother because their parents could not afford their upkeep. She returned in […]
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This is the grave of John Chivington. One of the most reprehensible loathsome Americans to ever live and yet a man representative of 19th century America, Chivington was born in 1821 in Lebanon, Ohio. He became a Methodist circuit rider in 1844, working in Illinois. He became a strong abolitionist and went to Kansas in […]
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This is the grave of William Pinkney. Born in 1764 in Annapolis, he became a lawyer in 1786. He started his political career by being a member of the convention that ratified the Constitution in Maryland. He allied with the Jeffersonians as the first party system developed. He was in a number of different positions […]
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This is the grave of Clement Vallandigham. One of the most unknown yet important villains in American history, Vallandigham was born in 1820 in New Lisbon, Ohio and became involved in the Democratic Party as a young man. This was a time before the parties were fully divided on the issue. In the 1840s, you […]
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