Humanities Event

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Monday, November 4, 2019 7:30 P.M.9:00 P.M.
More than 150 years after the end of the Civil War, scores of websites, articles, and organizations repeat claims that anywhere between 500 and 100,000 free and enslaved African Americans fought willingly as soldiers in the Confederate army. But as independent historian Kevin M. Levin argues in his carefully researched new book, such claims would have shocked anyone who served in the army during the war itself. Levin shows that belief in the existence of black Confederate soldiers largely originated in the 1970s, a period that witnessed both a significant shift in how Americans remembered the Civil War and a rising backlash against African Americans' gains in civil rights and other realms.
  • Royall House and Slave Quarters, 15 George Street
  • Medford, Middlesex County, MA (Metrowest Boston)
  • contact: 781-396-9032
  • web: RoyallHouse.org/News
  • email: director@royallhouse.org
  • cost: Free admission for members; non-members $10.