SYMHC Classics: Leading the Charge - The Massachusetts 54th

The Storming of Ft. Wagner by Kurtz and Allison. Public domain

This episode revisits a 2012 episode from previous hosts Sarah and Deblina. A 1792 law prevented African Americans from taking up arms in the Civil War. As attitudes against blacks serving changed, black regiments were formed. But prejudices remained until the heroism of black soldiers won the attention of the nation.

You can find the original episode here:

Topics in this Podcast: SYMHC Classics