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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Products of a Creative Mind: African American Invention & Innovation
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Cedar Rapids, IA

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This Month in Black History


May 1900

William H Carney was awarded the Medal of Honor for his service during the Civil War. 

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Black Hero of the Civil War

Robert Smalls was a pilot on a Confederate steamboat called
 The Planter.

In May 1862, when the white crew members went ashore at the port of Charleston, Smalls took over the boat and sailed the 300-ton vessel to the Union side.


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