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… read more

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 slaves who escaped to the protection of Union Army - and discussed the importance of Fort Monroe in Virginia to the contraband story. This talk was part of the American Civil War Museum’s annual symposium at the Library of Virginia and co-hosted by the University of Virginia Center for Civil War History. close

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African Americans and the Civil War

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Program ID:
458243-9
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Richmond, Virginia, United States
First Aired:
Mar 02, 2019 | 11:48am EST | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Mar 19, 2019 | 2:42am EDT | C-SPAN 3

Airing Details

  • Mar 02, 2019 | 11:48am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 18, 2019 | 9:56pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 19, 2019 | 2:42am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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