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.
Budd served during the Civil War and later became a prominent citizen in Dauphin County's largest mining community.
And a plea to consider what the Confederate battle flag meant to the local soldiers who fought and died in the Civil War.
In May 1927, Henry Keiser described the Coal Region towns where he grew up as they looked in the 1850s.
On December 18, 1869, six people were killed when a mine cave-in swallowed their homes in Luzerne County.
A memoir from the 1930s describes the hard life of a breaker boy in Civil War-era Schuylkill County.
A new tradition was born when Schuylkill County celebrated its first Thanksgiving in November 1845.
In September 1862, Irish immigrants living near Scranton rose up to resist efforts to enroll local men for the draft and service in the Civil War.