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JUL 26, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Civil War re-enactors honor role of black soldiers

ATLANTA (AP) — Marvin-Alonzo Greer proudly donned the blue uniform of a federal soldier in the Civil War during a recent Juneteenth celebration at Atlanta Cyclorama. Another black re-enactor, James Hayes, 58, of DeKalb County, said he decided to get involved in re-enactments in 1989 after reading an article that suggested African-Americans were less patriotic than whites. "Based on my experience, African-Americans don't really wish to dwell too much on the Civil War because it was a painful time," he said. An estimated 200,000 African-Americans fought in the United States Army and Navy ... Read More

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