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    African Americans and the Union Army

    Oberlin College Professor Tamika Nunley detailed the reasons behind African Americans joining the Union Army during the Civil War and the important role they played in the war effort once they…

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    Lives of Civil War African American Soldiers

    Elizabeth Varon and William Kurtz of the University of Virginia’s Nau Center for Civil War History discussed their digital project “Black Virginians in Blue,” which details the stories of…

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    Slavery, Emancipation and Reconciliation

    Purdue University history professor Caroline Janney examined how slavery and emancipation played into the process of post-war reconciliation. She also discussed the experiences and memories of…

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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…

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