Behind the Lines

How do we explain the continued endurance of the idea of black Confederates?

Posted 3/11/2016 By Katie Brackett Fialka

In this Behind the Lines interview, we talk with scholar Kevin Levin about where the phrase and idea of black Confederates came from and why it is so compelling for certain segments of the public. What would Confederates think about the notion of black Confederates? Why do these stories persist despite scanty evidence?

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