Gettysburg: A Pathway to Freedom – The Untold Story
As early as the late 1700’s slaves 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 280 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. Many of the stories about Gettysburg’s African American community have never been told. The stories have been misrepresented or appropriated. When these stories are shared we will compliment the telling of American History as it relates to Black Folk in Gettysburg before, during, and after the Battle of Gettysburg.
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