Civil War

Mississippi is the only state in the United States that continues to fly a Confederate emblem on its flag and the fight to bring it down has reached the nation's capital.

Jonna Ivin, Founder of STIR Journal, explains why poor White voters are chanting 'Trump, Trump Trump' in a new article.

On Sunday, Anthony Hervey, a 49-year-old Black man from Oxford, Mississippi known for supporting the state Confederate flag, was killed in a car accident. Hervey’s 2005…

Nearly 100 years ago, racism prevented Black Army Pvt. Scott Carnal of the 1st Kansas Colored Infantry from receiving a proper burial when he died…

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War when the nation was divided over the issue of slavery. During that time, many…

WASHINGTON DC — With this year marking the 150 anniversary of the American Civil War, a new, fully-renovated African-American Civil War Museum is set to open its door on July 18 in Washignton DC. The museum now  houses  5,ooo square feet of exhibits that commemorates the sacrifice of African-American soldiers in the war, compared to […]

Is the right to display a Confederate flag a matter of free speech? Or should anything related to a government function, whether it is a building or an instrument of law, remain unfettered by symbols that are offensive to millions? While the answer seems obvious, this debate is heating up again as our nation endures […]

Mississippi seceded from the Union 150 years ago this week (Jan. 9). But the intermittent, sometimes bitter, argument over whether the Civil War was “about slavery” again is the focus of public debate.

South Carolina — The NAACP will be protesting the 150th anniversary secession ball in Charleston, South Carolina. State reports: NAACP members and supporters plan to hold a peaceful march in downtown Charleston the day of the ball, on Dec. 20, followed by a meeting and question-and-answer session focusing on slavery. Participants will watch segments of […]

ATLANTA-The New York Times is reporting on the plans of many white southerners to celebrate the Confederacy with the upcoming 150th anniversary of the Civil War approaching. The events include a “secession ball” in the former slave port of Charleston (“a joyous night of music, dancing, food and drink,” says the invitation), which will be […]

Kentucky (PittPostGazette)– Several veterans and historians gathered in Alleghany, Kentucky to honor the 180,000 African Americans who fought in the Civil War. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports: Local African-American veterans and officials from the History Center gathered at the cemetery Sunday to honor more than 100 Civil War-era African-American soldiers who are buried there. Mr. Masich […]

I’m a native of Atlanta and a lifelong liberal. My dad was born in Birmingham. His mother’s family owned a plantation in South Carolina before the Civil War. I don’t know how many people they owned. They owned people is the important thing. I don’t know what they were like outside of those facts. They […]