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Slavery and Freedom

From Abraham Lincoln's first day in the White House, he faced the irreconcilable conflict between slavery and abolition. Mary Lincoln witnessed the struggles of African Americans first hand, through her friendship with former slave Elizabeth Keckley. All Americans were touched by the "peculiar institution" in some way, even the residents of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

The Battle for Abolition
Who in America opposed slavery? Read profiles of three prominent abolitionists.

The Battle for Abolition
The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad
Slaves who fled risked the hardships of fugitive life, the danger of capture, and even the threat of death.

In the North
Meet a political activist, a captured fugitive, and an organizer who helped hundreds of African Americans escape slavery.

In the North
The Southern States

The Southern States
Tour a South Carolina slave cabin, and witness the conditions of slavery.



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