All Weekend, Every Weekend. On C-SPAN3.

Emancipation and War: Life Inside the Civil War's Contraband Camps

Washington, DC
Saturday, March 19, 2011

The Organization of American Historians Annual Conference 2011 holds a discussion on Emancipation and the Civil War, specifically looking at the contraband camps that offered refuge and protection for escaped slaves. Among the topics were the citizenship rights gained by African-Americans during and after the war, and the abuses inflicted on African-American soldiers.

Updated: Monday, March 21, 2011 at 2:55pm (ET)

Share This Event Via Social Media

Video Playlist

Washington Journal (late 2012)
Questions? Comments? Email us at