For many, the film "Glory" was the first introduction to the presence of African-American men in the Civil War. While much of "Glory" is not based on historical fact, African-American men not only fought in the Civil War and used it as a means to secure their own freedom, but also they played more diverse roles in the war than most realize. In his book, "African American Faces of the Civil War," Ronald Coddingham uses archival images, military records and personal files to tell the stories of men whose voices too long have been silenced and whose contributions to the war effort have been left out of traditional Civil War scholarship. Poignant in its simplicity and humanity, Coddington's book forces us to rethink not only slavery and the importance of the Emancipation Proclamation, but also it forces us to rethink what it took to save the Union. Reception with author will precede the lecture. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.
Hours of Operation
Admission & Fees
Seniors & Children (ages 4-12) $8.00
Free Parking, Parking on Site, Public Restrooms
Near Interstate Highway
Suitable for Ages
African American, Civil War, History & Heritage