Global News’ Black History Month: The meaning behind Juneteenth

First watch this video: Global News’ Black History Month: The meaning behind Juneteenth

Writing interactive assignment #2:

The initial post with with well referenced facts is due by Friday, 11:55 p.m. ET and 2 peer responses are due by Sunday, 11:55 p.m.

Pick one historical figure or group on the list provided–each of these people or groups are connected to African American Military History  from 1860 to1865.

Tell the class the history of this person(s) or units as it relates to African American Military History and remember to cite where you found your information. Also read two of your peers Soldier discussions and comment on the units or people they chose in comparison to the ones your wrote about.

Pick wisely!!!..You cannot repeat a person already covered by you in the INITIAL post or another student has claimed in this follow up discussion or points will be taken off for repeating material already covered and you must label your discussion heading with the key figure’s name.

***You can label your heading prior to writing your discussion response…so you can claim the person or regiment before someone else does.

Example of Discussion heading title:     3.  USCT 5th Regiment at the Battle of Saltville in 1864

Pick one from the list below of African American Military regiments or figures.

First Sergeant Powhatan Beaty of Richmond, VA at the Battle of Chapin’s Farm in 1864

13th U.S.C.T at the Chapin’s Farm Battle in 1864

USCT 5th Regiment at the Battle of Saltville in 1864

April 12, 1864 in Fort Pillow, Tennessee

8th U.S.C.T., from Philadelphia and the Appomattox Campaign

7th U.S.C.T. regiment, recruited in Maryland and the Appomattox Campaign

29th USCT

Colonel Ulysses Doubleday’s brigade

41st U.S.C.T

45th U.S.C.T

Colonel William W. Woodward’s brigade

127th U.S.C.T

Major General Edward Ord’s Union Army of the James

Majors James W. Pegram and Thomas P. Turner  forming a troop of colored soldiers

“Negro Brigade” of Confederate States Colored Troops

73rd U.S.C.T

1st Louisiana  Native Guard after the siege on Port Hudson on May 27, 1863


6th U.S.C.T and the combat they encountered at Chapin’s Farm Battle in 1864

Charles Tyler Trowbridge and how is he tied to the 33rd USCT

Cincinnati Black Brigade

35th U.S.C.T

the Third U. S. Colored Cavalry and the march on Vicksburg

Battle of Fort Blakely and the  11 regiments of Colored Troops who participated in this battle

Robert Small

54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment’s assault on Fort Wagner

Eighth United States Colored Troops (U.S.C.T.). and the Battle of Olustee, 1864

1st and 2nd South Carolina Volunteers.  1863

Harriet Tubman’s service in the Civil War

the Corps d”Afrique regiments out of Louisiana

Robert Gould Shaw

Cathay Williams or a.k.a. William Cathay, a soldier of the 8th Indiana Volunteer Infantry Regiment

FIRST Kansas Colored Infantry, the battles at Honey Springs and US Senator James Lane

Camp William Penn  and explain how this place help make African American soldiers a permanent combat group in the US military

Andersonville POW Prison camp and tell the class the conditions that African American soldiers faced when imprisoned there

Levi Miller, a CSCT Confederate soldier of Virginia

U.S.C.T. AND COMMISSIONED OFFICERS OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN DESCENT: Name two of the 120 commissioned African American officers of the Civil War and explain why they received this award.

This assignment will have you investigate the participation of African Americans in the CIVIL WAR.  The discussion will ask you to highlight all the battles or events the one topic you chose from the list participated in the war.

You may use your book and the internet to research sources to help you in your essay.

For online sources, you must ask addition questions. What is the domain (.edu?)? Who publishes the site, or sponsors it? Is it recent (has it been updated)? Are there advertisements or signs that it is a poorly designed website with all kinds of distractions? Is the site supposed to be an academic one? Or is it someone’s pet project?

Remember that this is a formal essay and you need an introduction, body, and conclusion.