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Section 27: Separated at Death in Arlington

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Section 27: Separated at Death in Arlington

Uncover the history of Arlington National Cemetery’s historic Section 27 and what it tells us about race and healthcare during the 19th century.


Seeking Asylum

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From a Confederate wartime hospital, to our nation’s first hospital exclusively for mentally ill African Americans, discover the story of Central State.


Seeking Asylum

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Historian Craig Swenson will discuss the turbulent process of securing medical care for mentally ill African Americans after the Civil War.


Troubled Refuge

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Explore what contraband camps were really like and how former slaves and Union soldiers warily united to forge a new version of citizenship.


Weeping No More

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Photograph of the Pension Office, now the National Building Museum, courtesy of the LOC

Southern black women artfully navigated the U.S. pension bureaucracy to gain recognition as Union widows.



Harriet Jacobs

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Born a slave, Harriet Jacobs became an unstoppable truth teller, activist, and reformer.


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