I found out there was a Jim Crow museum but didn't really like the idea of traveling, so I found this page which lets you tour the museum from your home.read more
Massachusetts actually became the first North American colony to recognize slavery as a legal institution in 1641.
Washington ordered officers in 1775 to accept blacks in the American Army, more than 5,000 blacks (mostly northerners) fought against the british. He did this after originally denying it, but when the British offered freedom to those who fought against Americans, he agreed.
3 years before Lincoln's election and the start of the civil war, Dred Scott V Sanford supreme court ruling said that blacks were not citizens of the U.S. and denied congress the ability to prohibit slavery in any federal territory.