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2/8/2021

PD in your PJs - African Americans in the Civil War

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum

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The Civil War was a pivotal moment for African Americans. Black men and women, both enslaved and free, were among the first to recognize the war’s potential for ending slavery and immediately went to work pressuring the Union Army and Lincoln administration to transform the war into one for emancipation.

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