One of our best secrets: African American victories in the Civil War | Hari Jones | TEDxGreensboro

Of the many truisms about the Civil War, one that is not correct is that there were few former slaves involved in the fighting. African American soldiers, primarily in the northern armies, were credited with significant success in the war effort. Jones is an expert on the Civil War; a museum curator and consultant; and, a lecturer. He is on the Board of Directors of the National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg, PA. Previously he was assistant director and curator at the African American Civil War Freedom Foundation and Museum and content adviser for the National Archives exhibit “Discovering the Civil War.” This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at