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The true story of a former slave who became Lt. Governor

Support for freed slaves was so strong after the Civil War we saw Black Representatives and even Lieutenant Governors taking office in the 1860s. Their success was short-lived, cut down by racist sentiments that look very much like the ones rocking the country today. This is part of our "History Refocused" series -- stories from America's past you should have heard about, but probably didn't. [Source]

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