Today is the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War. And while history buffs all appreciate the influence that the war had over the future well being of our nation – it can be easy to gloss over the details of the war. Like who fought in it. Joining us to talk about the history of black confederate soldiers is Stan Armstrong, director of a documentary called "Black Confederates: The Forgotten Men in Gray.” Stan’s great-great-grandfather was a black confederate soldier.
Nelson Winbush's grandfather was born a slave and was also a confederate soldier. He says that his grandfather went willingly to war, arm and arm with the confederates. His grandfather had grown up with his master's son and went to defend his land and family.