African Americans and the Civil War During the month of February.
We at Memorable Children Books & Gifts will be a part of the celebration of Black History Month 2011. So there will be a few posts on Black History and a Free Giveaway on African America Books. To read more visit http://mymcbooks.wordpress.com/category/black-history-month/
The theme for this year is “African Americans and the Civil War”
Artist Hubert Sam created this year’s image which depicts the National Theme for Black History Month 2011: “African Americans and the Civil War.”
Many African Americans played a significant roll during the American Civil War, which was considered a fight for freedom. Recruitment posters specifically targeted African American males promising pay as well as permanent freedom for service. The Medal of Honor was awarded to many African American soldiers like Andrew J. Smith (Center) and Christian Fleetwood (Left) however; the impact of African Americans’ service during this time is immeasurable. Harriet Tubman served as a spy, bringing information she gathered about the South to the Union Army on her many “Underground Railroad’ trips. Buffalo Soldiers (Top Right) were regiments of black soldiers who fought alongside the Union Army. They were known for their fierce fighting ability.