Under the Freedom TreeBook - 2014
Tells of the Civil War's first contraband camp that began when three escaped slaves were granted protection at a Union-held fort, prompting runaway slaves to seek freedom there and build the country's first African American community.
Publisher: Watertown, Mass. : Charlesbridge, , ©2014
Branch Call Number: 811 Va
Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
From Library Staff
Under the Freedom Tree was where escaped slaves had church, learned to read, and heard the Emancipation Proclamation for the very first time. It still stands in Hampton, VA.