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Bass Reeves (1838 - 1910)

Bass Reeves was born into slavery in 1838 in Crawford County, Arkansas.[1][2] Reeves was named after his grandfather, Basse Washington. Bass Reeves and his family were slaves of Arkansas state legislat...

3/26/2015 3/26/2015

Felipe Ángel MP (1852 - 1929)

Ben M. Angel's notes: This is supposed to be the first Angel (apparently along with his mother). He supposedly took his name from the plantation in which he was emancipated from, according to family le...

12/2/2010 11/7/2011

Nat Love MP (1854 - 1921)

"Deadwood Dick"

Nat Love , African-American cowboy, was born into slavery on a plantation near Nashville, Tennessee in June, 1854. He died in Los Angeles at age 67 in 1921. Parents: son of Sampson Love and ? Love. H...

1/15/2011 1/15/2011

Mary Fields MP (1832 - 1914)

"Stagecoach Mary"

Mary Fields was born around 1832 Hickman, Tennessee, into slavery; and died in 1914 in Cascade, Montana of liver failure. Also known as Stagecoach Mary, she was the first African-American woman emplo...

1/3/2011 1/14/2011