WHY DO SO FEW BLACKS STUDY THE CIVIL WAR?


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BEAUTIFUL, ALSO, ARE THE SOULS OF MY BLACK SISTERS

April 9, 2015, marked the 150TH Anniversary of the end of the Civil War.

I originally posted on the Civil War here.

It was a war that made its way into one man’s home—Wilmer McLean of Appomattox Court House, Virginia—on July 18, 1861, in his front yard and ended four years later, on April 9, 1865, in his parlor.

It was a war that had a profound effect on so many in this nation, but none more so than the Black Americans who lived, fought, and died during that time. That so many Black citizens of today fail to learn and understand this war is even more egregious.

The following article,  by Ta-Nehisi Coates, gives a beautiful account of how Blacks rose to the challenge during the worst of times, and how Blacks of today need to commit themselves to learning and chronicling their history in this war that divided…

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