Voices of the Civil War - The Charles H. Wright Museum Blog - Page 8

Voices of the Civil War Episode 4 "Resistance to Slavery"

MAY 2012: 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 more - to recount various experiences of blacks during this period. We encourage your feedback and commentary through our Voices of the Civil War web blog.

Click on the links below to view prior episodes:

• Episode 1 Part 1 click here

• Episode 1 Part 2 click here

• Episode 2 click here

• Episode 3 click here

In Episode 4, Resistance To Slavery, abolitionists like Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass use the Underground Railroad to help the enslaved find freedom in the North, while authors like Theodore Dwight Weld and Harriett Beecher Stowe fight slavery by publishing its horrors worldwide.  At the beginning of the Civil War the use of the Underground Railroad declines as those seeking freedom begin a much bigger fight.

Credits

Shot 1 Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, [LC-USZ62-59655]
Shot 2 Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, [LC-DIG-highsm-09900]
Shot 3 Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, [LC-D416-364]
Shot 4 Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, [LC-USZC4-2522]
Shot 5 Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, [LC-USZ62-28860]
Shot 6 ArtSmart: Indiana
Shot 7 Harriet Tubman's Underground Railroad by Paul Collins (Courtesy of Paul and Carol Collins)
Shot 8 Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, [LC-USZ62-7816]
Shot 9 Public Domain
Shot 10 Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, [LC-USZ62-15887]
Shot 11 "Theodore Dwight Weld."  Photograph by unknown photographer, no date.  From the Portraits of American Abolitionists Collection.  Photograph number 81.679.  Massachusetts Historical Society.
Shot 12 Courtesy of Archives and Special Collections, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA.
Shot 13 Courtesy of Google Books
Shot 14 Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, [LC-USZ62-28542]
Shot 15 Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs, [LC-USZ62-11212]
Shot 16 Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs, [LC-USZ62-13513]
Shot 17 Jewett Advertisement, Backpages of "Edition for the Million" Uncle Tom's
Cabin (Boston: John P. Jewett & Company, 1853) The Clifton Waller Barrett Collection, Small Special Collections Library, University of Virginia    
Shot 18 Library of Congress - Rare Book and Special Collections Division
Shot 19 Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, [LC-USZ62-13954]
Shot 20 Underground Rail Road: A Record of Facts, Authentic Narratives, Letters, etc.  Philadelphia, PA: Porter & Coales, Publishers, 1872; MSA L1117, Image No: 272, Collection of the Maryland State Archives
Shot 21 Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, [LC-DIG-stereo-1s02762]
Shot 22 Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Blanche Coggan Collection
Shot 23 Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, [LC-USZC4-10315]
Shot 24 Underground Rail Road: A Record of Facts, Authentic Narratives, Letters, etc.  Philadelphia, PA: Porter & Coales, Publishers, 1872; MSA L1117, Image No: 272, Collection of the Maryland State Archives
Shot 25 Courtesy of Jon Euseary
Shot 26 Courtesy of Jon Euseary

5514 Hits
0 Comments

Voices of the Civil War Episode 3 "Contrabands"

APRIL 2012: 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 more - to recount various experiences of blacks during this period. We encourage your feedback and commentary through our Voices of the Civil War web blog.

Click on the links below to view prior episodes:

• Episode 1 Part 1 click here

• Episode 1 Part 2 click here

• Episode 2 click here

In Episode 3, Contrabands, we look at the flight of African Americans to northern lines to find freedom and fight with the Union Army.  Three enslaved blacks, Frank Baker, Shepard Mallory, and James Townsend, flee to Union lines where General Benjamin Butler coins the term, “Contraband of war,” and begins a new policy known as the Confiscation Act.

Credits

Shot 1 Courtesy of the Casemate Museum
Shot 2 Courtesy of the Hampton History Museum, Hampton, Va. Tiny M. Hutton Collection.
Shot 3 Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, [LC-DIG-stereo-1s01806]
Shot 4 National Archives and Record Administration
Shot 5 Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, [LC-DIG-cwpb-04895]
Shot 6 Courtesy of the Casemate Museum
Shot 8 Library of Congress
Shot 9 Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, [LC-USZC4-4550]
Shot 10 Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, [LC-USZCN4-251]
Shot 11 Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Blanche Coggan Collection
Shot 12 Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, [LC-USZ62-31165]
Shot 13 Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, [LC-DIG-stereo-1s02759]
Shot 14 Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, [LC-USZ62-105557]
Shot 15 National Archives and Record Administration
Shot 16 Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs, [LC-DIG-ppmsca-08047]
Shot 17 Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, [LC-USZ62-156]    
Shot 18 Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, [LC-DIG-stereo-1s02760]
Shot 19 Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, [LC-USZ62-7816]
Shot 20 Wikipedia
Shot 21 Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, [LC-DIG-stereo-1s02762]
Shot 22 Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, [LC-DIG-pga-01760]
Shot 23 Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, [LC-USZ62-33407]
Shot 24 Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, [LC-DIG-ppmsca-10976]

7435 Hits
0 Comments

Voices of the Civil War Episode 2 "Banneker's Letter"

MARCH 2012: 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 more - to recount various experiences of blacks during this period. We encourage your feedback and commentary through our Voices of the Civil War web blog.

To see the Introduction or Episode 1 Part 1 videos click here.

To see Episode 1 Part 2 click here.

In Episode 2, "Banneker’s Letter," we commend African Americans who fought back against prejudice and racism long before the Civil War, with a focus on Benjamin Banneker.  In 1791, Banneker confronted Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson about his conflicting views of slavery. He challenged Jefferson’s perception of African Americans by offering himself as a role model of intelligence, wit and strength.

Credits

Shot 1 Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, [LC-USZ62-132557]

Shot 2 U.S. Civil War 1860 Map - Florida Center for Instructional Technology

Shot 3 Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Harper’s Weekly

Shot 4 Wikimedia Commons

Shot 5 Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Harper’s Weekly

Shot 6 Library of Congress, Alfred Whital Stern Collection, Rare Book and Special Collection Division, us-120

Shot 7 Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, [LC-USZ62-112670]

Shot 8 Collection of the Banneker-Douglass Museum, http://www.bdmuseum.com/

Shot 9 Maryland Map Collection, Special Collections, University of Maryland

Shot 10 Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, [LC-DIG-highsm-09905]

Shot 11 Courtesy of the New York Public Library, NYPL

Shot 12 Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress

Shot 13 Collection of the Banneker-Douglass Museum, http://www.bdmuseum.com/

Shot 14 Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, [LC-DIG-ppmsca-15715]

Shot 15 Massachusetts Historical Society

Shot 16 Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, [LC-USZ62-117117]

Shot 17 Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, [LC-MSS-27748-21]        

Shot 18 Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress

Shot 19 Collection of the Banneker-Douglass Museum, http://www.bdmuseum.com/

Shot 20 National Archives & Records Administration, 200-FL-22

Shot 21 Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, [LC-DIG-ppmsca-10868]

5762 Hits
0 Comments

Voices of the Civil War Episode 1 "The Original Sin" Part 2

FEBRUARY 2012: 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 more - to recount various experiences of blacks during this period. We encourage your feedback and commentary through our Voices of the Civil War web blog.

To see the Introduction or Episode 1 Part 1 videos click here.

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 the conclusion to episode 1, "The Original Sin," we travel back to the signing of the Constitution on September 17, 1787. Here we 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.

Credits

Shot 1-7,9,10,12,13,16,19,20,23,24,28,29,31,34,37,38,40-43: Courtesy of the Library of Congress, [lc-uszc2-2354, LC-DIG-ds-00120, LC-DIG-ppmsca-21740, LC-USP6-2415-A, lc-uszc2-2354, LC-USZ62-2276, LC-DIG-cwpb-05635, LC-USZ62-90258, LC-DIG-cwpb-03711, LC-USZC6-45, rbpe 00103300, LC-USZ62-67819, LC-DIG-ppmsca-31705, LC-USZ62-2770, LC-USZC4-7216, LC-USZ62 – 16960, rbpe 00103300, LC-DIG-ppmsca-05453, LC-USZ62-89701, LC-USZ62-90398, LC-USZC6-48, LC-USZC4-2520, LC-USZC4-528, LC-DIG-cwpb-05635, LC-DIG-ppmsca-21740, LC-DIG-ppmsca-10874]

Shot 8: Courtesy of South Caroliniana Library, University of South Carolina, http://library.sc.edu/socar/

Shot 11,18,36: From the collections of the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, (Schneider Collection)

Shot 15,30,39: Courtesy National Archives, [ARC Identifier 1656604; ARC Identifier 1667751, ARC Identifier 301682]  

Shot 21: White House Historical Association (White House Collection)

Shot 22: Florida Center for Instructional Technology, http://etc.usf.edu/clipart/

Shot 25: Courtesy of the Virginia Historical Society, http://www.vahistorical.org/

Shot 32,35: Courtesy of the Architect of the Capitol

Shot 33: © Courtesy of the Board of Regents of Gunston Hall

5517 Hits
0 Comments

Voices of the Civil War Episode 1 "The Original Sin" Part 1

JANUARY 2012: 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 more - to recount various experiences of blacks during this period. We encourage your feedback and commentary through our Voices of the Civil War web blog.

{"video":"http://youtu.be/mq6oCo12kf4","width":"640","height":"360"}

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,” we travel back to the signing of the Constitution on September 17, 1787. Here we 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.

{"video":"http://youtu.be/sswe9PUJqkY","width":"640","height":"360"}

Credits

Shot 1-7,9,10,12,13,16,19,20,23,24,28,29,31,34,37,38,40-43: Courtesy of the Library of Congress, [lc-uszc2-2354, LC-DIG-ds-00120, LC-DIG-ppmsca-21740, LC-USP6-2415-A, lc-uszc2-2354, LC-USZ62-2276, LC-DIG-cwpb-05635, LC-USZ62-90258, LC-DIG-cwpb-03711, LC-USZC6-45, rbpe 00103300, LC-USZ62-67819, LC-DIG-ppmsca-31705, LC-USZ62-2770, LC-USZC4-7216, LC-USZ62 – 16960, rbpe 00103300, LC-DIG-ppmsca-05453, LC-USZ62-89701, LC-USZ62-90398, LC-USZC6-48, LC-USZC4-2520, LC-USZC4-528, LC-DIG-cwpb-05635, LC-DIG-ppmsca-21740, LC-DIG-ppmsca-10874]

Shot 8: Courtesy of South Caroliniana Library, University of South Carolina, http://library.sc.edu/socar/

Shot 11,18,36: From the collections of the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, (Schneider Collection)

Shot 15,30,39: Courtesy National Archives, [ARC Identifier 1656604; ARC Identifier 1667751, ARC Identifier 301682]  

Shot 21: White House Historical Association (White House Collection)

Shot 22: Florida Center for Instructional Technology, http://etc.usf.edu/clipart/

Shot 25: Courtesy of the Virginia Historical Society, http://www.vahistorical.org/

Shot 32,35: Courtesy of the Architect of the Capitol

Shot 33: © Courtesy of the Board of Regents of Gunston Hall

6851 Hits
0 Comments
Powered by EasyBlog for Joomla!