black Confederates

Ervin Jordan’s Black Confederates (Part 2)

One of the things that I appreciate about Ervin Jordan’s research into this subject is his desire to more fully account for the myriad ways in which the war affected […]

Lionel Ritchie’s Black Confederate Ancestor

Here is another very touching and informative episode of “Who Do You Think You Are” featuring Lionel Ritchie.  Ritchie searches for his great grandfather, J.L. Brown, and discovers that he […]

Ervin Jordan’s Black Confederates

Spend enough time in the confusion that is the black Confederate debate and you will come across a short list of talking points.  One of the most popular references is […]

“What Shall Be Done With Them?”

On Friday I posted a couple of newspaper notices on the subject of black Confederates from Vicki Betts.  Here is one more from a Memphis newspaper for your consideration. MEMPHIS […]

You Interpret

[Hat-Tip to Vicki Betts] Vicki was kind enough to send along these two brief newspaper notices.  I’ve seen plenty of these references in the course of my research – just […]

Black Confederates in a 7th Grade Classroom?

Yesterday I had a wonderful phone conversation with a 7th grade history teacher from Boston.  The subject of black soldiers in the Confederate army came up in his class as […]