Will someone, please, make a serious movie of this woman's life?
During the war, African-Americans received recognition for their contributions through articles in the press. However, after the war, the recognition died off. Racial prejudice and a lack of official records of intelligence activities were factors in the lack of acknowledgment.
In honor of Black History Month and in an effort to give these brave black Americans the recognition they deserve, here are a few of their amazing stories…
The Perfect Spy
African-Americans played an important role in the outcome of the Civil War. Slaves and freed African-Americans were an invaluable resource to the Union, providing information on the Confederate forces. This became known as the “black dispatches.”