I have an article on the scholarly Emerging Civil War site about Frederick Douglass after the Civil War. Douglass saw that the rewriting of the history of the Civil War in favor of the Confederacy erased the role of African Americans in reuniting the country and allowed Blacks to be marginalized in American memory of the conflict. If Robert E. Lee could be a national hero, what of the people he fought to keep slaves?
Echoes of Reconstruction: Challenges for Frederick Douglass Post-War: Black Equality & the Memory of Lee
ECW welcomes back Patrick Young, author of The Reconstruction Era blog I sometimes hear comedians joke that Black History Month, celebrated annually in February, is during the shortest month of the…