THE IMPACT OF THE CIVIL WAR ON FREE BORN PEOPLE OF COLOR
CIVIL WAR NURSES-CIVILIAN SOLDIERS
Annette James Rogers
Author, Speaker, Historian
Presentations are in Power Point/lecture format for adult audiences and have been given to several Southern CA. Civil War Round Table groups, The Colonial Dames, and other organizations. The most recent presentation on Civil War Nurses was at the annual reunion of The California Hospital School of Nurses Alumni Association.
Dressed in period nurse’s attire, Annette has presented the material about Civil War Nurses in an interactive format to middle school students and to the public during Open House at The Drum Barracks.
Annette’s ancestor was a Sergeant in the Union Army and she is an avid Civil War Historian and amateur genealogist, She is a member of The Daughters of Union Veterans of The Civil War, The Los Angeles Civil War Round Table, and a Docent at The Drum Barracks Civil War Museum.
Historical fiction; THE COLOR OF EQUALITY is based on the experiences of Annette’s Great Grandparents and their children at the time of the Civil War.
After the war began President Lincoln denied citizenship to Freeborn People of Color and refused to allow men of color to enlist in the Army. Instead, he urged them to take their families to Haiti and form a colony.
In THE COLOR OF EQUALITY, sixteen year-old Miriam Whitfield comes of age during the time her family is in Haiti and events that occur during their bleak and painful exile are seen from her point of view.