On the First Day of Black History Month 2024, The African American Civil War Memorial Freedom Foundation is pleased to announce that the Memorial Wall of Honor which lists the names of 209,145 Black soldiers and their white officers has today been recognized as “Most Names on a War Memorial”. The Guinness recognition may be […]
Sen. Corey Booker introduced this bill to award a Congressional Gold Medal to the African Americans who served with Union forces in recognition of their bravery and outstanding service during the Civil War.
Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton introduced this bill to award a Congressional Gold Medal to the African Americans who served with Union forces in recognition of their bravery and outstanding service during the Civil War.
The African American Civil War Memorial Museum announced the signing of a 99-year lease with its development partner, Community Three Grimke, LLC. The agreement will secure a home for the African American Civil War Memorial Museum in the historic Grimke School.
The African American Civil War Memorial Museum, capping off a week of celebrations, recently honored Pepco with its Corporate Citizen Award during the Museum’s 20th anniversary gala at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.
You’ve seen the African American Civil War Memorial situated right outside the 10th Street NW exit of the U Street Metro stop, but have you been to the museum? The African American Civil War Memorial Museum easily one of DC’s most hidden treasures.
Hari Jones spoke about the Battle of Gettysburg, which took place 150 years ago on July 1-3, 1863. It is considered the bloodiest battle ever on U.S. soil.
Back in 1962, Frank Smith Jr. left Morehouse College in Atlanta and went to Mississippi as a civil rights activist with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. In Holly Springs, he met a man who turned out to be the descendant of an African American Civil War veteran.
The ribbon cutting is scheduled for Monday, July 18, but museum organizers have put together an entire weekend of events to mark the opening of the new location.
In 1862, Abraham Lincoln went to visit Camp Barker, a contraband camp just south of U Street NW where freed and escaped slaves found sanctuary.
Nearly 150 years later, a photograph of camp residents — the slaves themselves were considered contraband of war — hangs in a museum in that same neighborhood.