Claude Merchant's April 1865 poem summed up the feelings in Pottsville, Pennsylvania after the Confederate capital fell to US forces.
A Brooklyn Daily Eagle reporter made a stop in the Schuylkill County seat in the summer of 1866.
Some white residents of Schuylkill County believed former slaves were going replace them in the coal mines during the Civil War.
As influenza killed hundreds in Schuylkill County in 1918, volunteers stepped up to save lives.
Fannie A. Couch wrote to Schuylkill County from Tennessee to provide updates about the Freedmen's School she was managing.
The teachers from the Pottsville Freedmen's Relief Association penned a letter home to Pennsylvania in March 1867.
Charles H. King, Jr. eloquently described his childhood in Pottsville in his book, "Fire in my Bones."
This map from the Library of Congress collections includes fantastic illustrations of the Coal Region during the Civil War.
In September 1906, the leader of the Socialist Party of America gave a speech before a large audience in Schuylkill County.
A newspaper clipping from March 1867 provided an update about the efforts of the Pottsville Freedmen's Relief Association teachers.