civil war veterans

The EJI’s “Lynching In America: Targeting Black Veterans” report documents the physical violence and social humiliation African-American service people faced in the United States.

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 in 1917 in Dayton, Nevada, about 40 miles south of Reno, according to The Reno Gazette-Journal. Carnal, who lost a leg after being wounded in battle and whose heroics recently […]

CLEVELAND – People in Cleveland have honored scores of black men who served in the Civil War and then were largely forgotten. Hundreds gathered Monday for a Memorial Day observance at the city’s Woodland Cemetery, where 86 black Civil War veterans are buried. The Plain Dealer of Cleveland reports many of the graves don’t have […]