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Click here to see Episode 1 of the Voices of the Civil War Series!

The Voices of the Civil War is a five-year film series dedicated to celebrating and commemorating the Civil War over the course of the sesquicentennial.  Each month, new episodes will cover pertinent topics that follow the monthly events and issues as they unfolded for African Americans during the Civil War.


Within these episodes there are various primary sources - letters and diaries, newspaper reports, and others - to recount various experiences of blacks during this period.  We encourage your feedback and commentary through our Voices of the Civil War web blog.


The American Civil War was one of the most destructive armed conflicts that the United States has ever fought.  But, how did this nation, less than one hundred years old in 1865, arrive at the point of Civil War?


In episode 1, “The Original Sin,” travel back to the signing of the Constitution on September 17, 1787 to see disunion already brewing over the issue of slavery.  Delegates like James Madison, George Mason, and Benjamin Franklin pontificate on the effects of building a new nation on the backs of tyranny.


Click here to see Episode 1 of the Voices of the Civil War Series!

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
315 East Warren Avenue
Detroit, Michigan 48201
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