Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission

I am pleased to report that today I was contacted and asked to join the Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission.  It is truly an honor to be asked to take part and, of course, I accepted without hesitation.  My introduction to the commission will be next Wednesday when I will take part in a workgroup meeting in Richmond.  This is a great opportunity as it will give me a chance to bring ideas that I’ve developed as a historian and educator to a public setting.  I will be joining a workgroup whose responsibilities include "signature events and activities."  This is surely going to be a learning experience for me. 

What a great way to start the weekend.

Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War’s Most Persistent Myth

“Levin’s study is the first of its kind to blueprint and then debunk the mythology of enslaved African Americans who allegedly served voluntarily in behalf of the Confederacy.”–Journal of Southern History

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1 comment… add one
  • GreenmanTim Jul 28, 2007 @ 14:11

    Congratulations! They are very lucky to have you and I am sure will benefit from your thoughtfully challenging contributions.

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