NSRTC Black History Month Tributes

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The North Salem Republican Town Committee honors Black History month.  Matilda McCrear was the last known survivor of the last slave ship that brought slaves to America, the Clotilda.  The importation of new enslaved people was illegal since 1807 in the United States, but it was still done illegally.  She died 75 years after slavery was abolished.  “When she first arrived in Alabama in 1860, she was only two years old. By the time she died, Matilda had lived through the Civil War, Reconstruction, Jim Crow laws, World War I, the Great Depression and the outbreak of World War II in Europe” (  Read more about Matilda’s incredible story at

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