The Christiana Riot

Watermelon Mojito | Friday 11 September, 2020 | Day 173 | FujiFilm X-T2 | XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR f/4.0 | ISO 12800 |

On 11 September 1851 in Christiana, Pennsylvania, a group of African Americans and white Quaker abolitionists of the Black Self-Protection Society clash with a Maryland posse of slave owners and U.S. marshals intent on capturing four fugitives; enslaved African Americans hidden in the town.

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  1. I thought there would be more but I Googled to read the history of this. It's a shame that schools do not teach the history of slavery and the efforts for freedom, the fighting that led to the civil war, and the struggle since. Even more a shame is the current administration threatening to withdraw funding from schools that teach this history.

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