Civil War and African Americans
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The impact that the Civil War had on African-Americans as a people can not be overstated. Obviously, it was during this time that they were granted their freedom, but it was also during this time that they were able to experience what that freedom meant and how it felt to fight for and defend that freedom. Frederick Douglass said, "Once let the black man get upon his person the brass letter, U.S., let him get his button, and a musket on his shoulder and bullets in his pocket, there is no power on earth that can deny he has earned the right to citizenship". Another Union soldier, an escaped slave from Kentucky, verified Douglass' statement when he said, "When I donned my Union blues, I felt freedom in my bones".
Post Civil War and African Americans
Although they would still have a long, hard way to go in their fight for equal rights, blacks after the Civil War enjoyed many privileges that their predecessors could only dream of.
- They could vote
- Hold office
- Attend school.
New Orleans, Louisiana, which was one of the most integrated cities in the South, desegregated its streetcars in 1867, and began experimenting with integrated public schools by 1869.
There is no question that the service of black soldiers in the Civil War was a turning point in both the tide of the war, and in the advancement of African-American people in general, and adding to the story of the history of slavery.