Local museum spotlights African Americans in the Civil War

Local museum spotlights African Americans in the Civil War

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – The National Civil War Naval Museum in Columbus is celebrating black history month by visiting four local schools to teach students about hidden figures of the American Civil War.

The program is called Lift Every Voice: African Americans in Civil War Navies.

Actors put on a five-minute monolog for the students at each school and then answer questions from the students.

The museum says this is wonderful because it is educating youth on a unique aspect of the civil war.

"We like to do a lot of theater at the museum … (we) had a wonderful idea to bring together actors who can portray five different characters from the civil war period who contributed to the navy and to the country at that time," said Holly Wait, Executive Director of the National Civil War Naval Museum.

The museum will also offer special interactive tours with a first person living history tours in honor of Black History Month next Saturday from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

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