Today in Black History: September 25, 1861 “The Secretary of the Navy enlisted slaves as Union Sailors”

On today in 1861, The Secretary of the Navy enlisted slaves as Union sailors. The slaves were enlisted as crew members and sailors.

 

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Photo Source: www.archives.gov/publications/prologue/2001/fall/black-sailors-1.html

 

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