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ABC7 Video Podcast: Rediscovering a Black Pioneer's Dream

Oct. 22, 2006

This special delves into the courageous and unheralded accomplishments of a former slave who bought his freedom and then went on to become the first African-American to legally establish a town in the United States. "Free Frank" McWorter founded a bi-racial community on the Illinois prairie, three decades before the Civil War, while leading slaves to freedom. neither hosts nor alters podcast files. All content © its respective owners.