Tag: Emancipation Monument

September 24, 1863

Archer was emancipated for “his important services to the U.S. Military forces.” He was freed by the Order of Brig. Gen. Strong, which was announced on September 24, 1863.

The Untold Story

Isn’t it time we tell the whole story? There is so much more to this man’s life than we knew. Recent research has uncovered so much more…

JUNETEENTH

Juneteenth or Freedom Day, is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery. It was on June 19, 1865 that Union soldiers, led by Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger, landed in Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that all slaves were free. Seventy-five years later, Archer Alexander is the second African American to be featured on a U.S. Postal Stamp commemorating the event.

Heroes

Heroes are made, not born. Archer Alexander was a hero for important services to the U.S. military forces…Read more

The Untold Story

Archer was a hero in his own right, an unknown American hero, whose untold story is difficult to share yet needs to be told. Don’t you think the time is right? For more about Archer visit https://archeralexander.wordpress.com/ online anytime.

A son named James

This is the story of two men named James Alexander, one white, one black. One was the owner of Archer Alexander, one was his son. This son lived and died in St. Charles County.

Taking another look at the Emancipation Monument

Today, we commemorate the 158th Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address. As we do this, we can also take another look at the Emancipation Monument, a memorial by all of the former enslaved, to the man who made this infamous speech, the 16th President of the U.S., Abraham Lincoln.

The Fever

It started in New Orleans and crept upriver to St. Louis. Then spilled out along the Missouri River until it flowed up the Dardenne. In 1833, Cholera fever took Nancy Alexander, who left behind four small children, two girls and two boys, between the ages of five and eleven…

Community

Missouri was a slave state that the great orator Henry Clay had compromised with over 10,000 enslaved people when it reached statehood.

Missouri

In 1829, a young enslaved man named Archer Alexander was brought to Missouri by his owner…

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