What caused the Civil War? Did the North care about abolishing slavery? Did the South succeed because of slavery? Or was it about so states rights? Colonel Ty Seidule history professor at West Point settles the debate.
The African American Civil War Memorial honors forgotten American soldiers who fought for freedom during the American Civil War and serves as a reminder of the courageous story of the USCT.
The American Civil War Museum explores the Civil War and its legacies from multiple perspectives: Union and Confederate, enslaved and free African Americans, soldiers and civilians.
This HISTORY.NET site provides facts, information, and articles about African Americans in the Civil War.
Explore this link from HISTORY.COM that contains numerous videos, articles, and images on roles African Americans played in the Civil War as soldiers, civilians, and enslaved.
This major collection of records of the men who served with the United States Colored Troops (USCT) during the Civil War rests in the stacks of the National Archives and Record Administration (NARA). They are little used, and their content is largely undiscovered.
The Freedmen’s Bureau was established to help transition the 4 million former slaves from slavery to citizenship, providing food, housing, education, and medical care.
Spanning the years from 1863 to 1877, Reconstruction tracks the stories of ordinary Americans -- Southern and Northern, white and black -- as they struggle to shape new lives for themselves after the Civil War.
This interactive site from the NYPL's Schomburg Center in Harlem provides essays, images, audio, video and lesson resources on Black Political Participation in the past and present.
The New Georgia Encyclopedia's website on History & Archaeology Civil War & Reconstruction, 1861-1877 provides a revealing essay on Black Georgia Legislators during the period of Reconstruction.
The South Carolina Information Highway website contains several links of African American history and culture including Blacks in South Carolina during the period of Reconstruction.
On March 13th 1873, a brutal massacre occurred in Colfax, Louisiana that remains shockingly little-known considering the magnitude of the violence – it is one of the largest incidents of race-related mass murder in America’s non-combatant history.