Kentucky's African American Civil War Memorial
Backstory and Context
The Emancipation Proclamation included an end to the bar on African American enlistment in the United States Army. While many in Kentucky opposed the enlistment of Black soldiers, one-third of the troops who fought for the Union from Kentucky were African Americans.
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Kentucky African American Civil War Memorial. HMdb.org. Accessed December 8, 2017. https://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=84704.
Talbott, Tim. Kentucky African American Civil War Memorial. ExploreKYHistory. Accessed December 7, 2017. http://explorekyhistory.ky.gov/items/show/191.