Many people assume that blacks who fought in the Civil War were all slaves that may have been forced into battle. However, a new exhibit at the African-American Museum in L.A. tells many sides of the black soldier through photographs.

The exhibit is called “African-American Military Portraits from the American Civil War." It includes photos of families and soldiers who were involved in the war. There are civil war artifacts, reproductions and displays specific to the time period and the lifestyle of the black soldiers.


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