Posts Tagged by Why Should a Colored Man Enlist?

Douglass’ Role in the Civil War

“A war undertaken and brazenly carried for the perpetual enslavement of the colored men, calls logically and loudly for the colored men to help suppress it.”   Growing political tensions over the spread of slavery started a decade before the beginning of the war. As a preamble to the Civil War, between 1854 and 1861, […] more

“Why Should a Colored Man Enlist?”

Source: Frederick Douglass, Douglass’ Monthly, April 1863 This question has been repeatedly put to us while raising men for the 54th Massachusetts regiment during the past five weeks, and perhaps we cannot at present do a better service to the cause of our people or to the cause of the country than by giving a […] more