Who has Made a Difference? Part II (article for the week of 12/28/09)

Carrying-on from last weeks Heritage & Heraldry column in the Page News and Courier, I added two more groupings of significant people of Page County, Virginia in the 19th century; 1) African-Americans, and 2) women. I spent most of the time focusing in African-Americans, specifically the contributions made by Bethany Veney (see The Narrative of Bethany Veney: A Slave Woman, here), John M. “Jack” Dougans, Noah Thornton*, Charles Brown, and Andrew Jackson. I also included the names of slaves left to us only because of their rebellion against the “peculiar institution,” including “Captain”, “Martin”, “Dan” and others.

For other stories about the history of African-Americans in Page County in the 19th century, see my blog Too Long Forgotten.

*See the story that I wrote about Noah Thornton in my blog Southern Unionists Chronicles.

2 Responses to “Who has Made a Difference? Part II (article for the week of 12/28/09)”

  1. 1 artandhistory
    December 30, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    That would be “peculiar” institution. Be sure to Google related work by Mario Valdes, an excellent researcher.

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