Interested in learning more about how to research African American experiences during the Civil War? Whether you are studying your own ancestors, are working on a research project, or are just curious, this workshop is for you.

In “Researching Civil War African Americans Workshop,” a virtual event held on October 6, 2020, two expert presenters provided tips on the best methods and resources (many of them online), shared their own research experiences, and answered questions. The presenters were Caroline Wood Newhall, the postdoctoral fellow at the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies and an expert in Black prisoners of war who were captured by the Confederacy, and Kerri Moseley-Hobbs, a historian who wrote about her own enslaved ancestors in More than a Fraction.

The event was sponsored by the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies, part of the Virginia Tech Department of History.

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