AfriGeneas Military Research Forum Archive
Re: Welcome Bennie J McRae, Jr
In Response To: Welcome Bennie J McRae, Jr ()
Welcome Bennie McRae:
Afrigeneas has performed the biggest coup! It has added one of the foremost historians of African-American military history to its website.
Bennie McRae is an internationally recognized researcher on the black military experience. His landmark website, "Lest We Forget", is a resource for historians, writers, family researchers and military buffs who seek thoroughly researched material and accurate information on African Americans.
The centerpiece of his immense body of work is the Civil War. "To understand African Americans and their history it is imperative to study the Civil War." McRae views the 180,000 United States Colored Troops and the 225,000 men and women called contrabands as "Freedom Fighters". He believes that their heroism in battle, and strategic intelligence activity for the Union Army dispels the myth that African Americans were passive victims of slavery.
McRae's research is a touchstone to African-American history.
Welcome Bennie and thank you for giving your much-needed knowledge to Afrigeneas.
K Wyer Lane