Monthly Archives: February 2021

Black History | 13th Amendment | Dec. 6, 1865

The Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States made slavery illegal in the United States. The Emancipation Proclamation of 1863 freed only those enslaved people held in the Confederate States of America.

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Black History | DRED SCOTT SUPREME COURT DECISION (1857)

After an 11-year old legal battle for freedom, the March 6, 1857 Dred Scott Supreme Court decision, considered to be one of the most infamous and worst decisions ever rendered by the United States Supreme Court, stated that slaves were … Continue reading

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Black History | SOJOURNER TRUTH

Sojourner Truth traveled preaching about the evils of slavery. She was born a slave and given the name Isabella Baumfree. Truth was freed in 1827. She was the guest of President Lincoln at the White House on several occasions and … Continue reading

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Library Election information for April 2021 — Reposted

The links below provide filing information for candidates for the Broadview Public Library District’s April 6, 2021 Election. Because of the Covid-19 Pandemic, the Library is presently available by appointment. Please call in advance to schedule a time to file … Continue reading

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NEW AV FOR FEBRUARY 2021

New AV for February 2021

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Black History | HARRIET TUBMAN, c.1820 – March 10, 1913

HARRIET TUBMAN escaped slavery and was subsequently involved in helping other slaves escape via the Underground Railroad, a network of safe houses, secret routes and people, African American as well as white. She was also a nurse, a Union spy … Continue reading

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Black History | Frederick Douglas

FREDERICK DOUGLAS (c. 1817 – 1895) born into slavery, FREDERICK DOUGLAS escaped around 1838. He is a key figure in U.S. and Black history. He became a key figure in the abolitionist movement to end slavery both prior to and … Continue reading

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Black History | NAT TURNER SLAVE REVOLT, 1831

In late summer 1831 a free man of color named Billy Artis, a celebrated slave known as “Gen. Nelson,” and a slave preacher by the name of NAT TURNER helped lead an insurrection of slaves seeking freedom in Southampton County, … Continue reading

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Black History | Freedom’s Journal, 1827 – 1829

Samuel Cornish and John Russwurm published FREEDOM’S JOURNAL, the first African American newspaper in America, from March 16, 1827-March 28, 1829. (Join our Black History Bowl | Feb 25 @ 4:30 PM via Zoom.)

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Black History | Crispus Attucks

CRISPUS ATTUCKS, of African and Native American ancestry, was the 1st American martyr in the Boston Massacre that led to the Revolutionary War. (Join our Black History Bowl | Feb 25 @ 4:30 PM via Zoom.)

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