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Battle of Fort Donelson

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Color illustration of Union soldiers in the foreground, some wounded and some fighting the Confederate soldiers in the background. "BATTLE OF FORT…

Wes Brady, former slave

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Photograph in 1937 of Wes Brady, former slave from Marshall, Texas, from the Library of Congress. Part of: Portraits of African American ex-slaves…

A Ride for Liberty, painted by Eastman Johnson

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A Ride for Liberty -- The Fugitive Slaves, painted by Eastman Johnson circa 1860s, depicting an African American family fleeing across country on…