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Re: " They called us Bluejackets "

Thanks so much for your "Thank you":

I was pleased to share the link to the incredibly well written article by Dr. Lisa Y. King. Perhaps her research into the names and backgrounds of some of these men will be an invaluable resource to family researchers.

Much too often, our history is crowded with the chronicles of men in the military and overlooks the contribution of African American women. I look forward to reading "In Search of Women of African Descent Who Served in the Civil War Union Navy." Thanks to the research of historians like Dr. King, perhaps we will learn more about these women who not only faced racism, but endured the sexist treatment that has kept their names from the African American historical memory.

I'm confident that under Bennie McRae's leadership the contributions of African American women and the research of female historians will be added to this forum.

Thanks again.

K Wyer Lane


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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