A Brooklyn Daily Eagle reporter made a stop in the Schuylkill County seat in the summer of 1866.
Some white residents of Schuylkill County believed former slaves were going replace them in the coal mines during the Civil War.
As influenza killed hundreds in Schuylkill County in 1918, volunteers stepped up to save lives.
The teachers from the Pottsville Freedmen's Relief Association penned a letter home to Pennsylvania in March 1867.
This map from the Library of Congress collections includes fantastic illustrations of the Coal Region during the Civil War.
A newspaper clipping from March 1867 provided an update about the efforts of the Pottsville Freedmen's Relief Association teachers.
Frederick Douglass gave two speeches in Pottsville, Pennsylvania in October 1867.
Fannie Couch and Hannah Streeper prepared to leave Schuylkill County to teach black students in Tennessee in 1867.
In December 1866, a committee was formed in Pottsville that sought to fund and carry out education for former slaves in the war-torn South.
Charles H. King Jr. lead seminars about race in America and participated in the Civil Rights movement. He grew up in Schuylkill County.