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ERIC Number: EJ920868
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb-3
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1557-5411
A Proud Heritage
Stuart, Reginald
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, v27 n26 p21-22 Feb 2011
In this article, the author describes how historians and history buffs work to close the knowledge gap about the Black Civil War experience. The war is being revisited in some college history courses and is being championed this year by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. The nation's oldest and largest organization of Black historians, ASALH was founded by the late Carter G. Woodson, who also founded what is now Black History Month. The group's theme for Black History Month 2011 is "African Americans and the Civil War." The role of Blacks in the Civil War is being rediscovered, talked about and relived on historic Civil War battlefields across the Midwest and South by Black men and women participating in Civil War re-enactment groups as members of United States Colored Troops (USCT) regiments. The search for a greater sense of the history of Black men in the Civil War is being casually and formally explored by other history and genealogy enthusiasts. Moreover, Black history advocates and others are hoping for a boost from Civil War sesquicentennial commemoration activities planned throughout the country over the next four years. Collectively, they hope to generate a groundswell of interest in reading, understanding and appreciating the full role of Blacks in the Civil War.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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