War for Freedom
WAR FOR FREEDOM: African American Experiences in the Era of the Civil War
“Gentleman Jim”: Tough Choices in a Time of Crisis
When the Civil War broke out, James Robinson faced some tough choices:
Robinson made many fateful decisions in the war years.
After the war, Robinson found that his actions in this time of crisis would be judged with serious consequences for himself and his family. Had he proved himself a loyal Union man? Or had his dealings with local Confederates shown otherwise?
In this unit, you will learn his story, re-create his hearing before the Southern Claims Commission and then take a stand.
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Our approximately 1,500 acres of managed grasslands are maintained by seasonal cutting. Cutting allows the grasses to fulfill the various habitat needs of the many important bird species we have in the park.