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.
In early October 1918, pandemic influenza descended on Schuylkill County and left thousands dead.
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."
The writers at the "Pottsville Republican" struggled to find words for the horrific death toll of Spanish flu in October 1918.
And a plea to consider what the Confederate battle flag meant to the local soldiers who fought and died in the Civil War.