African American Civil War Museum
African American Civil War Memorial
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African American Civil War Museum information
Located behind the memorial, across Vermont Ave, the museum opened in 2011 in a spacious old schoolhouse. It makes the point that for some, the Civil War was about secession versus union, but for others, it was a matter of breaking human bondage. The permanent exhibit includes photographs, documents and audiovisual programs following African American history from the Civil War through the Civil Rights movement. The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Project allows visitors to search for ancestors in databases of black troops, regiments and battles.