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The African American Civil War Memorial Wall of Honor lists the names of 209,145 United States Colored Troops (USCT) who joined President Lincoln to keep the Nation united under one flag, to end slavery and to bring Freedom, Citizenship, and Voting Rights to blacks.

Organizing Black Families The Colored Conventions

Join Dr. Dawn Chitty and Mr. James R. Morgan III as they interview Dr. Gabrielle Foreman and Dr. Derrick Spires about important work of the Colored Conventions Project. This groundbreaking digital humanities project is uncovering important history of how black families organized for progress.