Civil War

Perhaps as a primer in advance of a permanent memorial to honor the more than 4,000 known victims of lynching across the U.S., the Equal Justice Initiative, led by the indomitable legal activist Bryan Stevenson, released a short but powerful video, “Lynching in America: Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror.” The five-minute short is narrated by Stevenson […]

Mississippi is the only state in the United States that continues to fly a Confederate emblem on its flag and the fight to bring it down has reached the nation's capital.

Michael Boulware Moore's great-great-grandfather was Robert Smalls, who in 1862 took command of a Confederate ship and turned it over to the Union.

After disagreeing on a $5.3 million commission for the flag and repairs for the museum, a $3.6 million budget was considered.

On Sunday, Anthony Hervey, a 49-year-old Black man from Oxford, Mississippi known for supporting the state Confederate flag, was killed in a car accident. Hervey’s 2005…

Robert Smalls first made history by escaping slavery by pretending to be a white ship’s captain, and sailing a boat to freedom during the American…

The involvement of Black soldiers in the American Civil War is common knowledge to many, with troops fighting for both the Union and Confederate forces.…

In the Nation’s Capital, the celebration of Emancipation Day is unique to the city but very significant. It marks the day in 1862 that President…

After the Civil War ended, the prison system in the former Confederate states was under pressure to figure out how to house convicts. Most of…

In Oxford, Ohio, at the Woodside Cemetery, a plain headstone had served as the grave marker for 30 black civil war soldiers for 99 years.…

A plaque honoring America’s first black Army infantry, the 54th Regiment, now sits at the corner of Beacon and Park Streets in Boston. The Shaw…