Dennis Haysbert examines objects of the Civil War that bring to life the perspective of the millions of African Americans who were living in slavery.
Join Trace Adkins for a glimpse into what the Civil War meant to Confederates, through the lens of the objects they left behind.
Join Ashley Judd, descendant of a Union soldier, as she delves into the stories of the North's struggles during the Civil War.
A century and a half ago, North battled South in a conflict that would kill more Americans than any other war. The outcome would change our nation forever, and no one had more to gain, or to lose, than American slaves. Join actor Dennis Haysbert as he looks at their struggles through the objects in the Smithsonians collection. From a childs shackles to the inkwell Lincoln used to write the Emancipation Proclamation, these artifacts transport us to a brutal and complicated time when our country tore itself apart.
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