Muhammad Ali’s Ancestor was once in St. Louis Slave Pen

Originally posted on ArcherAlexander.blog:
In March of 1863, a fugitive slave named Archer Alexander, perhaps the last fugitive slave in St. Louis, had fled a lynch mob in Saint Charles County after exposing his owner’s sabotage of the local railroad bridge. Local Confederates had sawn the timbers, and were waiting for the next train…

German America Day 2020

Originally posted on German American Committee:
JOIN US!? TUESDAY – 1:00 PM OCTOBER 6, 2020 ONLINE CELEBRATION! https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88524194600 Keynote program: WHAT MAKES MISSOURI SO GERMAN?! Dorris Keeven-Franke, President German-American Committee and Missouri Germans Consortium, Executive Director In St. Louis, Missouri, one of the largest strongholds of German-American heritage, the German-American Committee of St. Louis, was…

5 September 1829 – Eleventh Entry

Originally posted on ArcherAlexander.blog:
The Journey continues… This is the journal of William Campbell, leading four families, Alexander, McCluer, Wilson and Icenhower from Lexington, in Rockbridge County, Virginia to Dardenne Prairie, in Saint Charles County Missouri. It includes at least 25 enslaved people, including the enslaved Archer Alexander, who today is found on Washington,…