Hidden History: Polly Strong

Black History Month

Vincennes, Ind. (WTWO) – Indiana became a state in 1816 and a ban on slavery was written into the state constitution. But at that time there was a general consensus that the ban only applied to new slaves, not those already living in the territory prior to statehood.

All that changed with a court case that began in Vincennes. It is part of Indiana’s Hidden History.

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