Nurses, Matrons, Laundresses, and Cooks: Black Women and Their Role in the Civil War

The Center for Family History is spotlighting the essential yet frequently overlooked contributions of African American women in the military. It intricately traces their evolution from initial roles in wartime support to their active engagement across various branches of the armed forces.

Our esteemed panelists, Angela Walton-Raji and True Lewis, will illuminate the myriad challenges these courageous women faced, their remarkable achievements, and the significant barriers they shattered. This session aims to provide a profound understanding of their indelible contributions to military history and their pivotal role in advancing gender and racial equality within the armed forces. This webinar is a celebration of their resilience, fortitude, and the lasting impact they have made on both the military and society at large.

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Feb 17 2024


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Feb 17 2024
  • Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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