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Just last week, the African American Civil War Memorial Museum made a major announcement and held a groundbreaking ceremony – to greatly expand their museum in Washington, DC.
February is Black History Month, and here at Emerging Civil War, we will be spotlighting African American History during the Antebellum, War, and Reconstruction Eras. From surviving and rebelling against the horrors of slavery to fighting as soldiers in the … Continue reading
The 22nd United States Colored Troops was organised at Camp William Penn between the 10th and 29th of January, 1864. The narrative of the regiment illustrates the desire of many black troops to shun the tedious manual labour that they often found thrust … Continue reading
Revolutionary War Wednesday and Emerging Revolutionary War is pleased to welcome guest historian Mark Maloy this week. African-Americans fought for the Americans during the Revolutionary War, right? Many of us remember learning about Crispus Attucks dying during the Boston Massacre … Continue reading
This is part two in a series. Edward Pierce, an agent to the Federal Government sent to visit Port Royal and the surrounding islands of South Carolina, wrote an in depth anthropological style report on the African American population abandoned … Continue reading