840 Cherokee Avenue Southeast
Atlanta, GA 30312
5:45 p.m. Thursday, July 11, 2013
For many people, the film Glory was their first introduction to the presence of African American men in the Civil War. African American men not only fought in the Civil War and used it as a means to secure their own freedom, they played more diverse roles in the war than most people realize. In his book, African American Faces of the Civil War, Ronald Coddington uses archival images, military records and personal files to tell the stories of men whose voices too long have been silenced, and whose contributions to the war effort have been left out of traditional Civil War scholarship. Poignant in its simplicity and humanity, Coddington's book forces us to rethink not only slavery and the importance of the Emancipation Proclamation, but it also forces us to rethink what it took to save the Union.
"What makes Coddington's collection special are the biographical details that accompany the images�the individuals spring to life!" Claire O'Neill, The Picture Show on NPR
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