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    Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass and U.S. Colored Troops

    Scholars talked about the contributions, sacrifices, and challenges faced by African Americans who served in the U.S. Colored Troops during the Civil War. Under the terms of the…

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    Confederate Surrender at Appomattox

    A panel of historians presented papers on the narrative of General Robert E. Lee’s surrender to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox that has been debated since the end of the Civil War. After their presentations, Professor Leonard…