ULYSSES S. GRANT AND CIVIL RIGHTS

A remembrance of the important role our 18th president played in securing the freedom and civil rights of former slaves.


I . . . regard it my duty to protect all persons received into the army of the United States, regardless of color or nationality.

- U.S. Grant, in a letter to General Robert E. Lee protesting the mistreatment of black prisoners of war

 

 

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