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African American Oral History…Educating and Enlightening for the Future


The National Civil War Museum is pleased to present, “The African American Oral History Project: Part One.” This one hour and eight minute presentation features the voices of African Americans from the American Civil War through Reconstruction, to modern times. The video presentation highlights the fascinating story of former slave and later United States Congressman Robert Smalls of South Carolina. In addition to the national story of Robert Smalls, the film also brings to light the personal struggles and triumphs of many others in the African American community located in south central Pennsylvania.

The stories told demonstrate strength of oral histories, family histories, and remembrances of things past. Click here to view this compelling video.


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