Enslaved conjoined twins, Millie-Christine McKoy were sold and forced into freak shows from infancy to 6 years of age. They endured a traumatic childhood. But at the age of 14, freedom gave the twins independence and new life on their own terms.
In celebration of Halloween week, revisit the most popular unexplained and creepy episodes of Southern Mysteries.
In 1867, Dr. William Trott, opened a magic show in his Charleston, South Carolina, apothecary shop. Soon after, rain began to fall on the city and continued for days. Frightened residents heard a rumor that Charleston was being punished because… Read More ›
The story of Robert Smalls’ life is inspirational. He was a war hero and a political leader who helped lay the ground work for the civil rights movement. But his story is relatively unknown in modern America. On May 13, 1862, Smalls was an enslaved crew member of a Confederate steamship when he and fellow crew members stole the ship and sailed it past Confederate forces to deliver it to Union forces. This outlaw to the Confederacy became a hero of the Union and a symbol of hope and freedom to the enslaved people of the American South.