Frederick Douglass used his speech in Scranton to criticize Andrew Johnson, a racist president he viewed as a despot.
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.
In June 1867, a thunderstorm passed through Wiconisco, Pennsylvania and electrocuted miners deep within one of the town's coal mines.