Posts Tagged ‘African American History’
Jill Newmark discusses her new book on the lives of Black Civil War surgeons
Uncover the history of Arlington National Cemetery’s historic Section 27 and what it tells us about race and healthcare during the 19th century.
From a Confederate wartime hospital, to our nation’s first hospital exclusively for mentally ill African Americans, discover the story of Central State.
Historian Craig Swenson will discuss the turbulent process of securing medical care for mentally ill African Americans after the Civil War.
One of the only African American woman memoirists from the Civil War, Taylor chronicles her role as a laundress, cook, and nurse for the 33rd USCT.
Born a slave, Harriet Jacobs became an unstoppable truth teller, activist, and reformer.
Southern black women artfully navigated the U.S. pension bureaucracy to gain recognition as Union widows.
Explore what contraband camps were really like and how former slaves and Union soldiers warily united to forge a new version of citizenship.