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        Basil Biggs: True American Hero

        In this media gallery from Finding Your Roots, learn about the extraordinary life of Anna Deavere Smith’s ancestor Basil Biggs, a free man of color and a veterinarian who played major roles in the Battle of Gettysburg and the Underground Railroad.

        Basil Biggs and the Battle at Gettysburg

        Learn about the extraordinary life of Anna Deavere Smith’s ancestor Basil Biggs, a free man of color and a veterinarian who played a major role in the Battle of Gettysburg, in this video from Finding Your Roots.

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        Basil Biggs and the Underground Railroad

        In this video, Anna Deavere Smith finds out that her ancestor, Basil Biggs, a free man of color and successful veterinarian, risked everything as a conductor on the Underground Railroad.

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        Basil Biggs and the Battle at Gettysburg Flashcards

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