Some white residents of Schuylkill County believed former slaves were going replace them in the coal mines during the Civil War.
On March 18, 1914, the editors of the Wilkes-Barre Times-Leader turned over their newspaper to suffragists.
The teachers from the Pottsville Freedmen's Relief Association penned a letter home to Pennsylvania in March 1867.
In September 1906, the leader of the Socialist Party of America gave a speech before a large audience in Schuylkill County.
Frederick Douglass gave two speeches in Pottsville, Pennsylvania in October 1867.
In the summer of 1940, a new minister at Pottsville's Bethel AME Church sought to reach out to the Coal Region's white community for economic cooperation.
"Pottsville celebrated the advent of the new wet era with one of the driest evenings in its history."
And a plea to consider what the Confederate battle flag meant to the local soldiers who fought and died in the Civil War.
Halloween could get pretty rowdy in the City of Pottsville in the 19th century.
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.