Lesson: “The Battle of Saltville”

By cmccune, posted on August 8th, 2011.

Saltville and its controversy provides an excellent opportunity to teach a lesson that highlights some complex and difficult aspects of the civil war. This lesson helps students see the complexity of African American military Service. As our nation begins its Civil War Sesquicentennial; students need to see past “Glory” and look at some often difficult […]

Wilberforce: Exhibit Opening Reception: We Too! The Contributions of African Americans During the Civil War

By cmccune, posted on June 10th, 2011.

[ June 11, 2011; 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. ] Join the Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center for the opening reception of their new exhibit “We Too!The Contributions of African Americans During the Civil War.”

The issues of emancipation and military service were intertwined from the onset of the Civil War. Hear the stories of black Ohioans, the challenges that they faced and how they […]

Barberton: “The Civil War through the Window of American Art”

By cmccune, posted on March 8th, 2011.

[ April 11, 2011; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] Join the Barberton Public Library for a multimedia presentation by award-winning journalist and art historian Jesse Bryant Wilder. This presentation will tell the story of the Civil War and Reconstruction years through the lens of American art, accompanied by period songs and first-hand accounts of life during this pivotal time in American history.

Location: Baberton Public […]

Call for Papers: “African Americans and the U.S. Civil War”

By cmccune, posted on March 4th, 2011.

The Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) is soliciting papers and panels for its upcoming 96th Annual Convention, October 5 – 9, 2011. This year’s conference theme is: “African Americans and the U.S. Civil War.” Although the program committee welcomes papers and panels on any aspect of African and African […]

Cincinnati Art Museum: Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War

By Kristina, posted on March 19th, 2010.

[ February 20, 2010 to May 2, 2010. ] Kara Walker: Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated)

“I wanted to make work where the viewer wouldn’t walk away; he would either giggle nervously, get pulled into history, into fiction, into something totally demeaning and possibly very beautiful.”   -Kara Walker

[caption id=”attachment_1995″ align=”aligncenter” width=”137″ caption=”Courtesy of the artist and Sikkema Jenkins & Co., Cincinnati Art […]