Preserve l Educate l Inspire Gettysburg: A Pathway to Freedom - The Untold Story. As early as the late 1700's Africans were brought to Gettysburg as slave labor. In the course of time others would arrive as free men. It is not widely known that while much of the nation lay in the grip of slavery, approximately 180 African Americans living a mere ten miles north of the Mason-Dixon Line lived as free men and women in Gettysburg. Theirs is a story that has been hidden and marginalized. When brought to light it will balance American History as we know it. The Gettysburg Black History Museum. Weaving the threads of our history.

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