The Brass Letters of Citizenship: Lincoln, African Americans and Military Service

Grade Range: 9-12
Resource Type(s): Interactives & Media
Duration: 90 minutes
Date Posted: 3/31/2010

Delve into the issue of military segregation with this archived panel discussion. In this video recording, experts discuss the African American military experience in the Civil War and the mid-19th century. Then, take the issue into the modern day by comparing arguments surrounding the racial makeup of the United States military in the Civil War with the modern arguments around the "don't ask, don't tell policy." Compare how the military's integration of individuals with various backgrounds impacts American life.

This lecture is one in a series about issues that Abraham Lincoln faced as president that continue to confront the nation today.


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