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Civil War Photographs:
African-Americans During the Civil War

African-American Workers

The following image can be used by social studies teachers as they teach about slavery and the Civil War. Further, you can also use it as a primary source for AP American History courses. Learn more about using historical photographs in class.

Courtesy of Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, LC-B8171-2594 DLC

African-Americans who were set free by the North were called 'contrabands' because they were viewed by the South as property. This group is shown wearing old Union uniforms and standing near a signal tower.

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