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The Memorial Day History Forgot: The Martyrs Of The Race

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AFRICANGLOBE - AFRICANGLOBE - A pencil drawing and a grainy photo in the Library of Congress are all that is left of the cemetery where 257 Union soldiers were buried after the Civil War on what had been a race course in Charleston, South Carolina. Nor has much been written about the memorial celebration held by more than 10,000 mostly newly freed Blacks, which was one of the first, if not the first memorial held for those who fought to end slavery.
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