By the end of the Civil War, roughly 179,000 Black men comprised 10 percent of the Union Army; and another 19,000 Black men served in the Navy. Yet, only one percent of the Northern population was African American. For these men it was a Holy War. They were the frontline forces in the final surrender of the Confederate capital.
Black Sailors – Antebellum Freedom Agents
Did you know that nearly 20% of the 1700's boatmen and sailors in the southern states were Black?
African American History
Harlem Field Recordings 2018
Work Songs are alive and well today!