Examines Virginia's secession through the eyes of James Thomas Petty, a young Virginian living in Washington D.C. at the time.
The United States Colored Troops
Examines the role and experiences of the USCTs.
Civil War to Civil Rights: Family
Through infographics and newspaper clippings, explore the role that family and kinship ties played in helping enslaved people cope with the condition of slavery, as well as what challenges people faced with finding and rebuilding their
The U.S.-Dakota War
Examine the motives of the U.S.-Dakota War through the writings of a Dakota leader and the citizens of New Ulm, Minnesota.
Civil War to Civil Rights: Education
Explore the history of African American education through the stories of several Virginia educators. How did emancipation affect education? How have people fought for equal access to education in the United States?
Civil War to Civil Rights: Military
Explore the various ways African American people--enslaved and free, forced or by choice--contributed to the war effort. Using images and letters, delve into the lives of real people who were part of the Civil War.