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America's Deadliest Election - The Cautionary Tale of the Most Violent Election in American HistoryBy Dana Bash, With David Fisher.

It ended with extreme violence — the Colfax Massacre, in which 150 African Americans were murdered, then the Battle of Liberty Place, a pitched battle in the streets of New Orleans that overthrew the government.



The entire country watched in grim fascination as the wounds of the Civil War were ripped open and the promise of President Grant's Reconstruction faltered in the face of violent resistance and the birth of the Ku Klux Klan.

Did You Know Texas Had Its Own "Harriet Tubman" Who Helped Enslaved Black People Escape To Mexico?

THE HOME OF ABOLITIONIST SILVIA HECTOR WEBBER AND HER HUSBAND SERVED AS AN OUTPOST OF THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD, WHERE THEY HELPED ENSLAVED PEOPLE GAIN FREEDOM BY CROSSING THE BORDER INTO MEXICO.



A Century Later, 17 Wrongly Executed Black Soldiers Are Honored at Gravesites.

New headstones show each soldier’s rank, unit and home state — a simple honor accorded to every other veteran buried in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.



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