Black Soldiers in the Civil War

Despite a federal law banning black soldiers from serving in the U.S. Army, they nonetheless fought during the Civil War in both northern… read more

Despite a federal law banning black soldiers from serving in the U.S. Army, they nonetheless fought during the Civil War in both northern and southern regiments. John Stauffer spoke about their wartime role and responded to questions from members of the audience.

“The Process and Meaning of Emancipation during the War” was part of the U.S. Capitol Historical Society annual Spring Symposium “Emancipation During the Civil War,” which was held in the Congressional Auditorium in the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • Paul Finkelman Distinguished Professor Albany Law School->Law and Public Policy
  • John Stauffer Chair Harvard University->History of American Civilization Program

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Black Soldiers in the Civil War

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jul 9, 2011
Last Aired:
Jul 10, 2011

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  • Jul 09, 2011 | 6:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 09, 2011 | 10:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 10, 2011 | 11:01am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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