In this activity, students can analyze a Government poster used to recruit recently freed slaves to fight for the Union Army during the Civil War. The poster refers to the Emancipation Proclamation and President Lincoln’s General Order 233, to provide equal pay for Black soldiers and equal protection if they were captured by the Confederacy and became […]
Posted by Stephanie on December 10, 2013, under Teaching Activities & Lesson Plans.
Today we spotlight one of the most requested documents on DocsTeach, our online tool for teaching with documents. It’s a Civil War recruitment poster titled “To Colored Men!” After President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, the U.S. Army began recruiting black men in earnest to fight for the Union Army. […]
“Fighting for Freedom”: A Free Summer Institute from the National Archives at Boston and the National Park Service
The National Archives at Boston in Waltham, MA, and the Boston African American National Historic Site are teaming up to offer the 2013 Summer Institute for teachers “Fighting for Freedom at Home and on the Front: Boston’s Struggle for Freedom, 1806–1865.” The two-day institute takes place Monday, June 24, 2013 and Tuesday, June 25, 2013. […]
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