Read about acts of courage that left a lasting impact during the American Civil War.
Did you know that this famous lady could have ended up in Boston or Philadelphia, or further afield? These ten interesting facts might surprise you.
Most of us have never heard of the Louisiana Native Guards, yet their impact in the American Civil War was tremendous. This History Ph.D. candidate is on a mission to tell their story.
Source: The Guardian
Extremely rare Civil War era
coins both represent and make history. Read about how gold coins discovered in
a Kentucky cornfield mark a significant historical moment.
Source: Trib Live
History lessons over the American Civil War are more engaging than ever as students interact with clothing, toys, and other objects from that era.
Source: USA Today
Key dates and events are highlighted in this brief, informative
overview of the American Civil War.
Source: Nonprofit Quarterly
Read this in-depth article about the Tulsa Massacre.
Source: The Washington Post
Harriet Tubman has long been a legend in the fight to abolish slavery in the United States. Recently, scholars have begun to take a closer look at what we think we know about the woman behind the legend.
Source: The New York Times
Gregg Hecimovich, a professor of English in South Carolina, may have successfully identified the woman who wrote The Bondwoman’s Narrative. The novel is thought to be the first written by an African-American woman. Until now, no one knew the author’s true identity.
Source: Savannah Now
Read about the history of New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day traditions for Black Americans.
The Emancipation Proclamation did not end racial oppression. Read the Introduction and Background on this web site to learn how African Americans continued to fight for equal rights.
Source: Washington Post
Read about some of the objects on display at the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
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A sociologist shares the results and repercussions of an in-depth data analysis.
Source: The Washington Post
Well over a century after the South lost the Civil War, its battle flag is showing up in a surprising place: the North. This article explores the causes and effects.
Source: Education Week
Learn why an academic approach toward examining lingering effects of slavery has turned into a hot-button topic.
Source: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Read about the work of Civil War photographers, who mostly shot post-battle scenes and camp life, because the laborious process prohibited them from safely documenting the action of battle. Click the image at the top to view a slideshow of photos from the time.
Source: Library of Congress
View artifacts from the Reconstruction era, including artworks, pamphlets, maps, and more.
Learn why a sculpture inspired by the Emancipation Proclamation incited controversy that resulted in its removal.
After decades of land loss and lending discrimination Black American farmers struggle to reclaim the ability to sustain their ancestral farmlands.
Source: Texas Monthly
At the start of the 2021 Legislative session in the state of Texas, a bill was filed to end an outdated state holiday. Find out why it’s on the books at all.