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  • Prince William County’s ‘Juneteenth’ celebration commemorates end of slavery

    WASHINGTON — Prince William County will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War with ‘Juneteenth’ activities on Saturday. On June 19, 1865, slavery officially ended when General Gordon Granger arrived in…

  • Rebuilt slave sites being unveiled at Jefferson’s Monticello

    The first log slave quarters with dirt floors to be rebuilt at Thomas Jefferson’s home were formally unveiled Saturday at Monticello, and descendants of more than 100 slaves from the third president’s plantation marked the…

  • Transit agency, Charles Town to partner on John Brown tour

    CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Charles Town and the Eastern Panhandle Transit Authority are negotiating a deal to provide transportation for the city’s John Brown history tour. Transit authority executive director Cheryl Keyrouze tells The…

  • Maryland marks 150 years since end of slavery

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland is celebrating the 150th anniversary marking the end of slavery in the state, a milestone that came after the Emancipation Proclamation. While President Abraham Lincoln signed the proclamation in January 1863,…

  • Lupita Nyong’o seeks Va. slave-trade preservation

    STEVE SZKOTAK Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — “Twelve Years a Slave” actress Lupita Nyong’o is lending her star power to the opposition to a minor league baseball stadium in what was once the center…

  • Rare photo of Robert E. Lee’s slave found on Ebay

    A rare photo of Selina Gray, Gen. Robert E. Lee\’s house slave, found on Ebay.

  • Wilder slave-museum proposal sparks surprises

    STEVE SZKOTAK Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Gov. L. Douglas Wilder’s proposal for a slave museum in a historic Richmond church has surprised the owners of the former sanctuary. Wilder announced Thursday he…

  • Library volunteer builds painstaking history of slavery

    David Nathanson sits in front of a microfilm
    machine at the Maryland Room in the C. Burr Artz
    Public Library in downtown Frederick. He scrolls
    through local newspapers, meticulously reading
    tiny print that is more than 150 years old to
    pick out text that relates to slavery in the
    area, including old advertisements.