understood that a war between the North and the South might bring about
equality. Their record of service speaks for itself, and Americans have never
fully realized how their efforts saved the Union.Below are a few book selections from your library to begin reading up on African American history and the Civil war. You can also visit our website (www.calcasieulibrary.org/resources) to use our new resource "African American Heritage." This resource is dedicated to helping African Americans conduct genealogical research.