Participation in the Civil War earned Black Americans a permanent spot in the Armed forces. Because of their efforts, black men and women have been able to serve their country, leaving behind a long legacy to be proud of. Because of the recognition of issues like rank and prejudice during that time, such problems were able to be fixed later in time. A view of Black Americans not just as former slaves, or even just people, but as warriors with honor and bravery was born out of this era of war and has continued over the years into the present day.
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- Matthew Elliott is a student at Randolph-Macon College (The Black Studies Program)