In 1842, a group of Irish immigrants in Schuylkill County came together to oppose their countrymen's call for racial equality and an end to slavery in the US.
Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and comedian Jim Gaffigan explored Gaffigan's family connection to the Coal Region on "Finding Your Roots"
"ABOLISH SLAVERY" - A remarkable letter from an Irish-American soldier in the Civil War and his evolving anti-slavery beliefs.
Peaceful St. Patrick's Day celebrations turned violent in Carbondale in March 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.
A vivid account of the execution of six "Molly Maguires" at Pottsville on June 21, 1877
On March 17, 1899, the citizens of Hazleton poured into the streets to celebrate Irish heritage.
We sat down with public historian John Heckman to discuss the 1862 miners' revolt in Schuylkill County.
In October 1862, Irish miners in Pennsylvania staged an armed revolt against the government. Their actions foreshadowed even bloodier events.