Urn detail on the tombstone of Captain Atwood Drew – Burial Hill Cemetery, Plymouth, Massachusetts. Copyright (c) Lee Drew 2011-03-30 03:39:00 The URL for this post is: http://www.famhist.us/2011/03/30/captain-atwood-drews-tombstone/
Members of the Coast Guard honoring the war dead in the Ryukyu Islands – World War II. Copyright (c) Lee Drew 2011-03-30 03:35:00 The URL for this post is: http://www.famhist.us/2011/03/30/honoring-the-war-dead-ryukyu-islands/
Situated on the west coast of Africa, Liberia was founded by the American Colonization Society (ACS), a controversial group of white Americans—including both slaveholders and abolitionists—who aimed to colonize Africa with freed slaves. ACS officials obtained Cape Mesurado in 1821, and the first African-American immigrants arrived a year later. By the 1840s,
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