Celebrity classes by Varsity Tutors

African Americans in the Civil War

Presented by Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum

with Director of Museum and Education, Tim Neff and Curator of Collections, Michael Kraus

About Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum

Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum Trust, Inc. is responsible for one of the only memorials in the United States dedicated solely to all of our military personnel, regardless of their branch of service, status, era or conflict. Our mission is to preserve a lasting tribute to those men and women who unselfishly gave of themselves in serving their country, particularly during American conflicts. Through educational outreach and programs supporting our veterans, we promote the significance of the facility to the community as a living memorial, an educational asset, and cultural treasure.

About the class

African American soldiers played a key role in the Civil War. In this live class, we'll learn about this significant era in American history and the substantial impact that African American soldiers made. We'll hear the stories of Medal of Honor recipients Alexander Kelly and James H. Bronson, as well as follow the journey of Matthew Nesbitt from “slave to soldier” in an interactive exploration that challenges you to ask, “What would I do?”

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The Historical Viewpoints Collection

After you learn about the contributions of African American soldiers in the Civil War, explore eras, holidays and traditions of the past with other classes in the Historical Viewpoints collection.