Remembering the Civil War — The Civil War still has a living — and highly contested — history… even today.
Leading the Charge: The Massachusetts 54th — A 1792 law prevented African Americans from taking up arms in the Civil War. As attitudes against blacks serving changed, black regiments were formed. But prejudices remained until the heroism of black soldiers won the attention of the nation.
The Freedom Riders: CORE’s First Wave — In 1961, buses and terminals in the South were illegally segregated. The Civil Rights group CORE sent riders to test the law, riding from D.C., to New Orleans. However, no one was prepared for the violence that waited in Alabama.