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The history of Memorial Day is African-American history

Today is Memorial Day. Peace and comfort to families who lost loved ones in our recent war and all previous ones. Let’s also remember the day is connected to the Civil War and African-American history. The first Memorial Day was … Continue reading

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Yale professor David Blight talks about Frederick Douglass

David Blight is professor from Yale University and expert on the Civil War. In this April lecture at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the professor discusses abolitionist Frederick Douglass and his political transformation during the Civil War. I’m biased, of … Continue reading

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