Photo: Architect of the Capitol (aoc.gov)
Illustration of the Passage of the Civil Rights Bill, 1866.
Allyn Cox oil on canvass, 1973-1974,
The image shows former slave Henry Garnet speaking with newspaper editor Horace Greeley, who supported African American suffrage. Garnet delivered a eulogy to Catto at his church in NYC in 1871.
In this “Deeper Dive”, you will be able to explore the issues of personal rights, liberties, equality and citizenship and the efforts of Catto and others in this work. The section also includes lenses for seeing the impact of their efforts and what remains unresolved in our modern times. The topics, essays and materials from contributing authors here are design to promote civic and classroom conversations. We hope that some will be inspired to share their own findings and content.
Deeper Dive articles
- OV Catto: Hero for a Young Man memoir by Joe Certaine
- Catto and Military Service by Andy Waskie
- United States Colored Troops and Catto’s Legacy by Robert Hicks
- The Triumph and Tragedy of Octavius V. Catto by V. Chapman-Smith