Freedom, A Shared Sacrifice: NY’s African American Civil War Soldiers

When: Sat., April 20, 1 p.m. 2019

The role of the African American community of Western New York during the Civil War is brought to the forefront in Freedom, A Shared Sacrifice: New York’s African American Civil War Soldiers by Marjory Allen Perez. The author discusses the issues preventing the enlistment of African American men into the Union Army, the efforts to form black regiments in the North, and the stories of the black soldiers and their families as they became part of the national movement to save the Union and end slavery.