The teachers from the Pottsville Freedmen's Relief Association penned a letter home to Pennsylvania in March 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.
A recent comment on our blog pointed out an amazing resource made available by the Pennsylvania State Archives.
Editor Benjamin Bannan vehemently supported the end of slavery in the summer of 1862.
Penn State University hosts a webpage that provides easy access to Annual Report of Mines from 1870 to 1979.
On July 4, 1876, George Chambers addressed a crowd and explored the history of Pottsville and its surrounding communities.