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In this post, readers will see what a Civil War-era lithograph reveals about life in a prisoner of war camp early in the Civil War. The significance of the piece, however, lies both in that insight and in the contrast between living conditions in the camp in 1862 and in the later war years.
In this post, students will learn about the spring and summer of 1961, when more than 400 Americans became Freedom Riders. They did so knowing full well that the simple act of violating long-held traditions of racial segregation and white supremacy would almost certainly lead to arrest