Black American History & The Civil War – Lumen Student News

In this special extended Awesome America segment, Wallbuilders Founder David Barton tells stories about black Americans during the Civil War, including:

  • How anti-slavery Democrats formed the Republican Party
  • Rev. Henry Highland Garnet
  • First 22 black Americans elected to Congress were all Republicans
  • John Rock, first black admitted to Supreme Court bar
  • Robert Smalls, who stole Confederate warship and escaped to the Union, and was elected to Congress