Black Civil War Soldiers and Sailors


Are you concerned that the ability to teach or learn about African American history is being threatened? Do you worry that some people are trying to diminish or erase the tribulations and contributions of Black men and women in United States history?

As a Civil War War historian, I am particularly troubled that there are those who downplay or dismiss the evidence about the Black soldiers and sailors who risked their lives to help preserve the United States. It is also a concern that lessons, publications, and online sources include the myth of Black Confederates as somehow equal to the actual contributions made by African Americans during the Civil War.… Read more

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