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James Forten (1766-1842) Forten became one of the most successful sail makers at a time when most African Americans were still slaves, was an astute real estate speculator, invested in stocks and other financial ventures, became a respected money lender and financial adviser who was admired for his fairness, and was an outspoken abolitionist and pioneering supporter women’s rights.

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Kasteel Doornenburg, Gelderland, The Netherlands

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Vestingstad Heusden in Noord-Brabant.

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' Spanjaardsgat ' in Breda uit de 80 jarige oorlog Maurits met ' zijn turfschip '!

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waterline museum | detail ~ studio anne holtrop

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Charlotte Forten was born on August 17, 1837, in Philadelphia, PA. She kept a diary of her involvement with the abolition movement and became the first African-American hired to teach white students in Salem, MA. In 1862, Forten participated in the Port Royal Experiment, educating ex-slaves on St. Helena Island, South Carolina and recording her experiences in a series of essays. She died in 1914

waterline museum | map detail ~ studio anne holtrop

Civil War Quilts: Threads of Memory 6: Salem Star for Charlotte Forten Grimké

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The beautiful and unique island-fort Pampus, part of the Defence Line of Amsterdam. (on the UNESCO World Heritage List)

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Soldaten in lieslaarzen staan op wacht in het inundatiegebied van de Hollandse Waterlinie tijdens de mobilisatie voor de Tweede Wereldoorlog, Nederland, november 1939. Mobilization in the Netherlands (Second World War). Dutch soldiers standing on guard. The Netherlands, location unknown, November 1939.

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