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    African American Soldiers During the Civil War

    Hari Jones talked about U.S. colored troops and African Americans' fight for freedom during the Civil War. He argued that African Americans played a broader role in defeating the Confederacy than is…

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    Recruiting African-American Soldiers During the Civil War

    Hari Jones talked about the actions and strategies employed by African Americans in their struggle for freedom, from slave rebellions in the 1830s to enlistment in the Union Army during the…

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    Open Phones on The Birth of a Nation

    Dick Lehr and Hari Jones spoke about the 1915 silent film The Birth of a Nation, and responded to viewer questions and comments. Mr. Lehr is the author of The Birth of A Nation: How a Legendary…

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    African-American Civil War Espionage, Part 2

    Hari Jones of the African American Civil War Memorial and Museum delivered the second part of a two-part talk about African American intelligence and espionage efforts on behalf of the Union leading up…

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    African-American Civil War Espionage, Part 1

    Hari Jones, Curator of the African American Civil War Memorial Freedom Foundation and Museum, talked about the activities of the Loyal League, a secret national organization of men and women of African…

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    Race, History, and Teaching the Civil War

    Participants talked about the modern context of the Civil War, how it is taught in classrooms, and improvements that could be made to those lessons. They also talked about the war’s…

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    Open Phones with Hari Jones

    Hari Jones spoke about the the Battle of Gettysburg, which took place 150 years ago on July 1-3, 1863, and is considered the bloodiest battle ever on U.S. soil. He also responded to viewer…

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    U.S. Colored Troops During the Civil War

    Scholars talked about the contributions of the U.S. Colored Troops during the Civil War and how they are remembered at various battle sites. Panelists also discussed the portrayal of black…

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    African-American Women and the Civil War

    Hari Jones, curator and assistant director of the African American Civil War Memorial and Museum in Washington, D.C., talked about the contributions of African-American women during the…

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