Black Civil War Soldiers in Photographs

While photographs of earlier conflicts exist, the Civil War was the first to be extensively documented through this then-nascent medium.… read more

While photographs of earlier conflicts exist, the Civil War was the first to be extensively documented through this then-nascent medium. Deborah Willis shared dozens of images of African American troops and their families she collected for her book, The Black Civil War Soldier: A Visual History of Conflict and Citizenship. The book shows how African Americans used photography to document for history their role in the war and to project stories of courage, family, and citizenship to counteract prevailing stereotypes. The National Archives hosted this talk and provided the video. close

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Black Civil War Soldiers in Photographs

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Program ID:
508865-2
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Feb 27, 2021 | 6:59pm EST | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Mar 07, 2021 | 11:00am EST | C-SPAN 3

Airing Details

  • Feb 27, 2021 | 6:59pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 28, 2021 | 5:00am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 07, 2021 | 11:00am EST | C-SPAN 3