Time Team America

New Philadelphia, Illinois

Special | 54m 14s

Beneath farmlands in Western Illinois lie the remains of New Philadelphia, the first American town founded by a free African American prior to the Civil War. Time Team America was invited to help search for the schoolhouse where New Philadelphia's African American children learned to read and write in freedom.

Aired: 07/21/09

Expired: 07/08/19

Rating: NR

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