Civil War

In 1877 the Black town of Nicodemus was born. Reverend W. H. Smith and other freed slaves recruited more than 300 ex-slaves to Nicodemus to start a new life.

A South Carolina GOP gubernatorial candidate won't apologize for comments denying the central role of slavery for the Civil War.

Sen. Tim Scott joins others in criticizing John Kelly for his Civil War "compromise" remarks on Fox News.

White House chief of staff John Kelly chalked up the origin of the American Civil War to a "lack of an ability to compromise" and ignored slavery in racist remarks Monday.

Donald Trump's remarks about the Civil War are the latest example of a longstanding problem.

“Lynching in America: Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror” unflinchingly explores America’s brutal history of lynching and provides a powerful history lesson, using individual stories that show, despite “emancipation,” thousands of African Americans were brutally murdered in this country in the name of the White supremacist status quo.

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.

After disagreeing on a $5.3 million commission for the flag and repairs for the museum, a $3.6 million budget was considered.

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 Ford Explorer turned over on Mississippi Highway 6 in Lafayette Country, resulting in his death, NBC reports. Officials are investigating the crash itself, but have not confirmed if they are taking a closer […]

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 […]

The contributions of freed slaves-turned-soldiers for the Union Army during the American Civil War were numerous, with many Black fighters awarded with medals and other accolades. Despite the racism they faced from Confederate leaders in the South and Union leaders in the North, the soldiers showed a prowess for fighting and triumphing against incredible odds. […]