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    African Americans and the Civil War

    Cassandra Newby-Alexander talked about her book, “Standing on the Precipice of Change: Virginia’s African American Fighters in the Civil War.” She explained the term “contraband” - often used for…

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    1865 Person of the Year, Cassandra Newby-Alexander on Freed Blacks

    Each year, Time magazine selects the person who had the most influence on events during the preceding 12 months. Five historians were asked who they believed Time would have selected as the Person of…

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    Race, Slavery and the Civil War

    Historians discussed the experiences of both enslaved and free blacks during the Civil War. After the presentations, which included illustrations, the panelists responded to questions submitted by members of the audience. Professor Horton moderated. Spencer…