Beyond the Shackles: The Role of African-Americans During the Civil War

Mariners' Museum
100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606
United States 100 Museum Drive Newport News 23606


  • Beyond the Shackles: $Free with Museum admission.

By the mid-nineteenth century, not every African-American was enslaved; some were spies, some abolitionists, some worked on the Underground Railroad, and some even served in the military including onboard the USS Monitor. Join Museum Educator Wisteria Perry to learn more about African-Americans and their crucial role during the Civil War.