Under the Freedom Tree

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by Susan Vanhecke

Charlesbridge Publishing

2014, hardcover

SKU: 9781580895507

 

One night in 1861, three escaped slaves made their way from the Confederate line to a Union-held fort where they were declared "contraband of war" and granted protection. As word spread, thousands of runaway slaves poured into the fort. These "contrabands" made a home for themselves, building the first African-American community in the country.