I also had more family help free the slaves in the Civil War: three Uncles and one cousin. Chauncey Crossley (captured by the Confederates and escaped), Milo Lampman was the first black man in the north to enlist and fulfill his term, and Nathaniel Johnson. A cousin Norman Johnson who was sent to Sing Sing prison by the War Department in the 1860s; he was eventually released. They were very brave!
This is my black history.
But no matter what color you are, if you are American, it is your history, too!