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Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War’s Most Persistent Myth
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Please join NC State’s Department of History for a talk by historian Kevin Levin on his recently published book Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War’s Most Persistent Myth.
More than 150 years after the end of the Civil War, scores of websites, articles and organizations repeated claims that anywhere between 500 and 100,000 free and enslaved African Americans fought willingly as soldiers in the Confederate army. But as Kevin M. Levin argues, such claims would have shocked anyone
who served in the army during the war itself. In Searching for Black Confederates, Levin explains what fueled the black Confederate myth, and why the myth emerged in the 1970’s.
Kevin M. Levin is an award-winning educator and historian based in Boston, Massachusetts. He has written extensively about the American Civil War and has spoken across the country on the current controversy surrounding Confederate monuments.
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
- Daniels 434
111 Lampe Drive
Raleigh, NC 27607 United States
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