Civil war

Politicians, activists and community leaders in Atlanta are working to restore the long-ignored chapter of U.S. history following the Civil War where thousands of Black men, women and children were pulled off the streets and convicted of petty crimes then sent into camps and factories.

Larry Elder, the often-controversial Black conservative politician from California, gave a hot take on the idea of reparations during a guest appearance on 'The Candace Owens Show' where he argued that slave owners could also be compensated due to their "property being taken away" after the Civil War.

Volunteers gathered here on June 26 to clean a rundown burial ground for black Civil War veterans — the first step in a local community campaign to turn the site into a historical landmark and help restore the legacy of soldiers who fought to end slavery in America.

Memorial Day holds a special place for many Americans, especially those who serve in the nation’s military. While past and current members of the armed forces are most certainly honored, what few realize is that the practice of celebrating America’s soldiers gained popularity due to a group of freed Blacks in the South. In the […]

Robert Smalls first made history by escaping slavery by pretending to be a white ship’s captain, and sailing a boat to freedom during the American Civil War. Smalls was born April 5, 1839 to his white slave owner father, Henry McKee, and his mother Lydia Polite, a slave McKee owned who was also a member […]

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ATLANTA (AP) — Some Georgia State University students are demanding that Atlanta’s mayor remove a prominent statue of Henry Grady from downtown. Grady was a 19th Century newspaper editor who advocated for a “New South” after the Civil War. A plaque on the statue, which was erected in 1891, describes him as a patriot. But […]

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MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — The years have been hard on Africatown USA. Established by the last boatload of Africans abducted into slavery and shipped to the United States just before the Civil War, the coastal Alabama community now shows scarcely a trace of its founders. Industrial development choked off access to the Mobile River and […]

James Stone was a light-skinned Black man who escaped the clutches of slavery to become, by most accounts, the first African-American soldier to fight in the U.S. Civil War. Passing as a white man when he enlisted, the true nature of his race wasn’t discovered until after he died. Stone, who was born some time […]

The Emancipation Proclamation of 1863 was a bold move by President Abraham Lincoln, but not necessarily based in good intentions. On this day in 1861, the first of the Confiscation Acts was passed which directed the Confederacy to relinquish its property – which included slaves – to the Union. Lincoln was initially against signing the […]

According to the most recent data numbers, African-Americans make up roughly 17 percent of today’s military but their contribution to this nation’s military is significant. Black soldiers have been under employ by the nation in every major American war, although in the 18th and 19th centuries, it was done by coercion, force and desperation. A […]

Three years prior to the ending of slavery via President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, Union Army Gen. David Hunter filed his own proclamation to free slaves in the South. On this day in 1862, Gen. Hunter issued General Order No. 11, which ended slavery across three states but was quickly struck down weeks later. Gen. Hunter had […]

John Kelly recently made a statement about the Civil War concerning slavery and the Confederate General Robert E.Lee. DL breaks it down as to why John Kelly is wrong. Don’t Miss Out! Follow The D.L. Hughley Show on Twitter and Instagram & Keep Up On Facebook Too!