‘Searching For Black Confederates: The Civil War’s Most Persistent Myth’

Maybe you’ve heard or read that hundreds if not thousands of free and enslaved Blacks fought willingly as soldiers in the Confederate Army. Historian Kevin M. Levin says: bullshit (well, that is our word). Event organizers say Levin’s book dispels the Black Confederate myth, explaining how it began largely in the 1970s due to a shift in how Americans recalled the Civil War and backlash against Blacks’ gains in civil rights and elsewhere. He is a historian and educator based in Boston. 

Tuesday, Feb. 4

The Filson Historical Society
6 p.m | nonmembers, $16.78
1310 S. Third St.