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Bonus: Role Playing and African-Americans

Season 1

This bonus episode accompanies Episode 2: Is it ok to call her Aunt Mary?


As we strive to answer the questions for the show, we’ve encountered a wide variety of stories, conversations, and discoveries, not all of which fit directly within the main episode. However, we don’t want to keep all these fascinating tidbits to ourselves. Adena Spingarn talks about why minstrelsy isn't part of the popular consciousness as much as one might expect, and Chandra Manning tells us about the ways that black women in contraband camps asserted their presence, and their right to be present, beyond what Union soldiers expected of them.


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