Just as African Americans aided both the Patriots and the Loyalists during the American Revolution, they supported and fought for both the Union and Confederacy during the American Civil War. The Confederate States of America benefitted from its slave population throughout the war. While most of this work was extracted involuntarily through coercion, there were some African Americans throughout the south who willingly supported the Confederate States of America in various ways, including fighting for them. Join Dr. Sharon A. Roger Hepburn, Chair and Professor of History at Radford University, to learn more about the various ways in which African Americans played a vital role for the CSA. Sponsored by the Radford Heritage Foundation and SunTrust.