Civil War Documents
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1992 sitcom Martin

At the end of the American Civil War, about this many enslaved blacks, had gained their freedom.



Union forces arrived on this confederate held island, and on this date the last enslaved people had learned they were free.

Galveston, TX on June 19, 1865.


This woman, born Araminta Ross, after escaping slavery, returned to complete over 13 missions to free approximately 70 enslaved blacks including family and friends.

Harriet Tubman


This neighbor lives, on this floor. Often using the fire escape to gain access to Martins house to borrow things without permission

Bruh Man, 5th floor?


This document, issued in 1863, announced "all peoples held as slaves within the rebellious area, are and henceforth shall be free"

Emancipation Proclamation.


On this day, confederate troops fired on this Fort in South Carolina's Charleston Harbor. Less than 34 hours later, Union forces surrendered. Traditionally, this event has been used to mark the beginning of the Civil War.

Fort Sumter on April 12, 1861.


This abolitionist, statesman, social reformer, recruiter is best known for his widely read anti-slavery newspaper,

This title of this newspaper referred to the bright star, Polaris, that helped guide those escaping slavery to the North. 

Frederick Douglas, The North Star


Tommy, friend of Martin and Cole, did this for work.

Tommy ain't got no job?


This amendment, signed in 1865, abolished slavery in the United States.

13th amendment


 On this day, Confederate General Robert E Lee surrendered to Union forces at this location, considered by some historians to be marking the beginning of the end of the Civil War

Appomattox Court House, on April 9, 1865.


This political party, then known as the anti-slavery party, elected this 16th president of the United States. 

Republican party / Abraham Lincoln.


Martin worked as a dj for this radio station.