Tag: Slaves

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Gerrard Hansford, Barber in 1825 – a free-colored person

Transcribed from The Alabama Historical Quarterly, Vol. 18, No. 01, Spring Issue 1956 GERRARD HANSFORD, BARBER Montgomery, Alabama 1825 Gerrard Hansford, a free colored…

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Ex-slave J. T. Brown – “Tom Brown” from Bullock County, Alabama was 102 in this photograph

(Transcribed and unedited story from a WPA (Works Projects Administration) writer FORMER SLAVE J. T. Brown 102 years old BULLOCK COUNTY, ALABAMA Interviewed by…

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A former slave from Birmingham Alabama became the first millionaire of color in Jefferson County, Alabama

Andrew Jackson Beard An Inventor (1849-1921) "Andrew Jackson Beard was born a slave on a plantation near Mt. Pinson in Jefferson County, Alabama about…