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A Tale of Two Sides African Americans in the Civil War

Jan 19, 2013 2 - 4 PM

BVAAM 500 E. Pruitt Street, Bryan, TX
The Brazos Valley African American Museum along with the Sons of Confederate Veterans, Sul Ross Camp 1457, is pleased to present their newest exhibit A Tale of Two Sides: African Americans in the Civil War. This exhibit will give an insight to the role of African Americans in the Civil War. This event will be held at BVAAM 500 E. Pruitt Street, Bryan, TX, on Saturday, January 19, 2013 from 2P-4P. The public is invited to attend.

The issues of emancipation, slavery and military service were intertwined from the onset of the Civil War. Both Union and Confederate soldiers had reasons for fighting in the war. African Americans, who were slaves at the time, often had conflicting interests about serving in a war that could determine their fate; either to remain slaves or become free. The African American soldiers assumed an active role in the war and compelled the Union and Confederate governments to respond to the pressing issue of slavery or emancipation.

This exhibit will offer the public more insight into the complex, yet unique role of African Americans in the Civil War.

For information regarding the BVAAM please contact Donna Pittman at donna.pittman_bvaam@verizon.net or call 979 775-3961. For information regarding Sons of Confederate Veterans, Sul Ross Camp 1457, please contact Bill Boyd at 979 693-6983.

The Brazos Valley African American Museum is a non-profit museum that chronicles the tragedies and triumphs of African American life from ancient civilization to the present day. It also focuses on local histories of churches, families, and schools. Sons of Confederate Veterans, Sul Ross Camp 1457, take the responsibility of preserving the heritage that has been bestowed upon them by their Confederate ancestors.