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UAlbany professor to talk about blacks soldiers' role in overturning slavery

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It may have been Abraham Lincoln who set the slaves free, but many blacks were doing much more than just sitting around waiting for the Great Emancipator to make his move. University at Albany history professor Allen Ballard, the author of two historic novels set during the Civil War, will present a lecture titled “African-American Troops in the Civil War” on Saturday at the Mabee Farm. Ballard’s talk, sponsored by the Schenectady County Historical Society, ...

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