A Conscious Decision: Justifying Racism in Seventeenth Century Virginia

During the early 1600s, whites and free blacks coexisted somewhat peacefully on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Liberty and freedom for white and free black colonists in this era were based on the ownership of property. A free black man’s economic status included his possession of land, livestock, and slaves and determined his interactions with … Continue reading A Conscious Decision: Justifying Racism in Seventeenth Century Virginia

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President’s Day: The Nation’s 1st First Lady, Martha Washington

Originally posted from: http://byuwsr.blogspot.com/2014/02/presidents-day-nations-first-first-lady.html If you would like to read more, see this website: http://www.mountvernon.org/marthawashington/10facts 1. Martha was born on June 2, 1731, making her 8 months older than George Washington 2. Unlike most women in Virginia in the early 1700s, Martha learned to read and write 3. Martha grew to be about 5 feet … Continue reading President’s Day: The Nation’s 1st First Lady, Martha Washington