Historian Hari Jones describes the series of events which led President Abraham Lincoln to issue the Emancipation Proclamation. This video is part of the Civil War Trust's In4 video series, which presents short videos on basic Civil War topics.
Historian and curator of the African American Civil War Museum Hari Jones discusses the ways in which blacks aided the Union war effort prior to the Emancipation Proclamation and the establishment of the United States Colored Troops.
Historian Hari Jones summarizes the experience of African American Civil War soldiers, from emancipation, to the authorization of United States Colored Troops, to their experiences on the battlefield. This video is part of the American Battlefield Trust's In4 video series, which presents short videos on basic Civil War topics.