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Slavery & Freedom
Explore the history of slavery in the U.S. and the stories of African Americans whose struggles for freedom shaped the nation.
MAKING A WAY OUT OF NO WAY
Through community institutions and activism, African Americans crafted possibilities in a world that denied them opportunities.
SPIRIT in the DARK
Diverse aspects of the Black religious experience are revealed through photographs and stories of individuals featured in Ebony, Jet, and other Johnson Publishing Company publications.
Millie Christine McCoy were conjoined twins born into slavery in Whiteville, North Carolina. Known as “The Carolina Twins” and the “Two-Headed Nightingale,” the enslaved twins were exhibited before the Civil War as circus and sideshow attractions in parts of the United States and Europe.