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John Wilkes Booth had a large amount of money tied up in investments under his stage name, John B. Wilkes. People believed he was dead and a dead man can’t write a will, therefore, Booth came up with the idea to write a will using the name of a friend, John Byron Wilkes. This will was honored and the beneficiaries were paid.

John Wilkes Booth had a large amount of money tied up in investments under his stage name, John B. Wilkes. People believed he was dead and a dead man can’t write a will, therefore, Booth came up with the idea to write a will using the name of a friend, John Byron Wilkes. This will was honored and the beneficiaries were paid.

Benjamin T. Montgomery, a former slave, bought the plantations of Confederate President Jefferson Davis at the end of the Civil War, and became one of the biggest cotton planters in Mississippi.

Benjamin T. Montgomery, a former slave, bought the plantations of Confederate President Jefferson Davis at the end of the Civil War, and became one of the biggest cotton planters in Mississippi.

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Harriet Powers (October 29, 1837 – January 1, 1910) was an African American slave, folk artist and quilt maker from rural Georgia. She used traditional appliqué techniques to record local legends, Bible stories, and astronomical events on her quilts. Her work is on display at the National Museum of American History in Washington, DC and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts.

Harriet Powers (October 29, 1837 – January 1, 1910) was an African American slave, folk artist and quilt maker from rural Georgia. She used traditional appliqué techniques to record local legends, Bible stories, and astronomical events on her quilts. Her work is on display at the National Museum of American History in Washington, DC and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts.

James William Evans (1814-1883), his wife Mary Eliza Hoggard, and their children William, John and Mary Evans. Mary Eliza Hoggard was a descendant of the free African American Cobb and Bazemore families of Bertie County, North Carolina. James William Evans was from Dorchester County, Maryland. http://mulattodebate.forumchitchat.com/post?id=3250308 http://mulattodiaries.wordpress.com/2010/06/21/black-mother-white-children/

James William Evans (1814-1883), his wife Mary Eliza Hoggard, and their children William, John and Mary Evans. Mary Eliza Hoggard was a descendant of the free African American Cobb and Bazemore families of Bertie County, North Carolina. James William Evans was from Dorchester County, Maryland. http://mulattodebate.forumchitchat.com/post?id=3250308 http://mulattodiaries.wordpress.com/2010/06/21/black-mother-white-children/

Varina Anne "Winnie" Davis (June 27, 1864 – September 18, 1898) was an American author. A daughter of President of the Confederate States of America, Jefferson Davis, she became known as "Daughter of the Confederacy", for her appearances with her father on behalf of Confederate veterans' groups.

Varina Anne "Winnie" Davis (June 27, 1864 – September 18, 1898) was an American author. A daughter of President of the Confederate States of America, Jefferson Davis, she became known as "Daughter of the Confederacy", for her appearances with her father on behalf of Confederate veterans' groups.

Mary Elizabeth Bowser - An African American spy for the Union Army who infiltrated Confederate President Jefferson Davis's home.

Mary Elizabeth Bowser - An African American spy for the Union Army who infiltrated Confederate President Jefferson Davis's home.

HARRIET AND JOHN TUBMAN: The only photo held representing the likeness of Harriet's first husband, John Tubman, a free black man of Maryland, killed after Harriet's escape to freedom. Harriet's age in photo is about 30 years. Around 1844, she married a free black man, John Tubman. Since she was a slave, there could be a chance that she could be sold; he reportedly told her that he would tell "massa" if she tried. Her goal to achieve freedom was too large for her to give up though. In 1849…

HARRIET AND JOHN TUBMAN: The only photo held representing the likeness of Harriet's first husband, John Tubman, a free black man of Maryland, killed after Harriet's escape to freedom. Harriet's age in photo is about 30 years. Around 1844, she married a free black man, John Tubman. Since she was a slave, there could be a chance that she could be sold; he reportedly told her that he would tell "massa" if she tried. Her goal to achieve freedom was too large for her to give up though. In 1849…

In honor of two American heroes, Richard and Mildred Loving, who asked only to be allowed to marry despite being of two races - and ultimately prevailed - here is a set of photos of them and their beautiful family.

In honor of two American heroes, Richard and Mildred Loving, who asked only to be allowed to marry despite being of two races - and ultimately prevailed - here is a set of photos of them and their beautiful family.

Izola by Troy Cowan https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00N8H90QW/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_x_9rr4ybSZC6GQK

Izola by Troy Cowan https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00N8H90QW/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_x_9rr4ybSZC6GQK