History Detectives

Civil War Letters, Aviation Fabric & African American...

Season 9 Episode 4 | 55m 10s | Video has closed captioning.

This episode fills in the moving story behind letters from a Civil War soldier to his brother and his desire to lead an African American unit. Then, Tukufu Zuberi sets out to identify the source of a piece of fabric with signatures of Charles Lindbergh and helicopter inventor Igor Sikorsky. Finally, did black artists create the 1950's comic book, Negro Romance?

Aired: 07/11/11

Rating: NR

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