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: https://www.missedinhistory.com/podcasts/leading-the-charge-the-massachusetts-54th.htm
Topics in this Podcast: SYMHC Classics