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de Soto

de Soto

The explorer Hernando de Soto changed the world -- there is no denying that. To go where he and his men went, you have to go all over the southeastern United States. De Soto first stepped foot on the North American continent on the west coast of Fl…

Dred Scott

Dred Scott

Elsewhere on this web site you will find virtual tours that take you to places where the Civil War was fought -- such as Shiloh, Fort Pillow, New Johnsonville and others. Dred Scott Now we're going to take a look at one of the causes of the …

Family, Wessyngton and Slavery

A family reunion at Wessyngton. This family is one of many whose descendants were held in slavery there. PHOTO: John Baker By 1850, about one in five Tennesseans was held against their will, forced to live as a slave. For many years, history boo…

Henry Timberlake

Click HERE for a worksheet that you can use with both this and the Fort Loudoun virtual tour. This display at the Museum of the Cherokee Indian in Cherokee, N.C., shows what Timberlake and Chief Ostenaco might have looked like on their trip to Lon…

Highlander

This photo, taken by an FBI agent, shows Martin Luther King Jr., Pete Seeger,Rosa Parks and Ralph Abernathy at Highlander in 1957. PHOTO: Highlander Research and Education Center When people think of the Civil Rights Movement, they often think of …