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Aiding the Southern Mountain Republicans: The Freedmen's Bureau in Buncombe County


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From 1865 to 1869, Freedmen's Bureau officials in Asheville fought for the betterment of recently freed African-Americans and poor whites throughout the region. Under the leadership of P.E. Murphy and Oscar Eastmond, the bureau fought the Ku Klux Klan and other groups that attempted to limited the rights of former slaves. The bureau endured the conflict which at times became violent and improved the conditions for former slaves in the mountains of North Carolina.
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21684