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Five students from other colleges in the region spent July at UGA, living on campus and experiencing the work of professional historians firsthand. The new program, launched by the history department in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences and funded entirely by donors, provided an opportunity to share UGA with these students and to build better relationships with their institutions. The focus of the History Fellows Summer…
In 1848, an ingenious couple escaped from slavery in Macon, Georgia. William and Ellen Craft (1824-1900; 1826-1891) traveled openly by train, steamship and carriage to arrive in free Philadelphia on Christmas Day. Ellen, who could pass for white, disguised herself as a gentleman slaveholder; William accompanied her as his "master's" devoted slave valet. One of the most dramatic stories in American history is the focus of a new…

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