The thought that more than 60,000 black soldiers may have fought for the Confederacy during the American Civil War can be hard for some people to swallow. Edwin Kennedy has received harassing calls from people who think he's advancing an underhanded agenda. He insists he's just passing on the facts. "They've grown up on stereotypes and incomplete history. A lot of people don't know the basic facts." Lots of misinformation exists about blacks who fought for the Confederacy. He uses records from the U.S. Army to dispel myths whenever he can. Many black soldiers fought for love of the country they knew best.
Rare copy of proclamation ending slavery shown:
A museum unveiled a rare copy of the Emancipation Proclamation, a document signed in 1863 by President Abraham Lincoln declaring the end of slavery in the US. The document is one of about 24 known copies to survive out of 48 that were originally printed. It was acquired on behalf of The National Constitution Center museum from a private collector. "This is one of the rarest, most valuable, most significant documents in history. With the possible exception of the Declaration of Independence, no document has had a more profound impact on the American vision of liberty."