The African American Oral History Project

The National Civil War Museum is pleased to present, “The African American Oral History Project: Part One.” This one hour and eight minute presentation features the voices of African Americans from the American Civil War through Reconstruction, to modern times. The video presentation highlights the fascinating story of former slave and later United States Congressman Robert Smalls of South Carolina. In addition to the national story of Robert Smalls, the film also brings to light the personal struggles and triumphs of many others in the African American community located in south central Pennsylvania.

The museum wishes to thank all of the sponsors listed at the end of the film for their support of this important project.