Orrin Porter Rockwell was a figure of the Wild West period of American history. A lawman in the Utah Territory. Rockwell served as a bodyguard of Joseph Smith. In today’s post, our guest writer, author of the blog History Here and Now , Thomas Richardson, shows us an unexpected side of the man whose story makes him an American legend.
Today In History – Frederick Douglass is born on February 14th, 1818. He was a social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman after escaping from slavery in Maryland. Douglass became a national leader of the abolitionist movement in New York and Massachusetts. His work and anti-slavery writing became famous around the world.
Slavery had been deeply intertwined into the economy of the 18th century American colonies. This is the story of a slave in the home of Colonel Ashley and how she used the U.S Revolution to sue for freedom and won her case against the state of Massachusetts.