Black Sailors – Antebellum Freedom Agents
Did you know that nearly 1 in 5 of pre-Civil War boatmen and sailors in the southern states were Black?
African American History
Sweet Home, Sweet Chariot
2019 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow in Music/Sound
A Family Escapes From Slavery
Learn more about the musical docudrama Singin Wid A Sword In Ma Han
Civil War: United States Colored Troops
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. Read more.
Harlem Field Recordings 2019
Work Songs are alive and well today!