Black History and Culture
The 150th Anniversary of the Civil War

More than 180,000 African Americans fought in the American Civil War.
 Throughout 2015 we will be celebrating the Colored Troops and other African Americans,
free and enslaved, 
who served with the Union forces and supported the war.

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Black History in Museums

Products of a Creative Mind: African American Invention & Innovation
opening August 2015

55 12th Avenue
Cedar Rapids, IA

Once Upon a Holiday
through January 18, 2015
Muhammad Ali Center

            144 N. Sixth Street
Louisville, KY

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This Month in Black History

In January 1865 Union forces captured Fort Fisher in North Carolina.

Fort Fisher guarded the route to the port of Wilmington, North Carolina, which at the time was the South's last open seaport on the Atlantic coast.
The victory at Fort Fisher helped to seal the fate of the Confederacy.

Many African American troops took part in the victory and Bruce Anderson, who served with a white regiment, The 142nd New York Volunteer Infantry, received the Medal of Honor for his service during the battle.

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