Joelle Jackson

Student Historian

Joelle Jackson is an International Studies major and Human Rights minor at the University of Washington, Seattle.  She is passionate about social justice and the exploration of other cultures and languages.  After she graduates, she plans on joining the Peace Corps.

 

Port Royal Experiment (1862-1865)

African Americans Preparing Cotton for Gin at Port Royal, 1862 Image Courtesy of the Library of Congress The Port Royal Experiment, the first major attempt by Northerners to reconstruct the Southern political and economic system, began only seven months after the firing on Fort Sumter. … Read MorePort Royal Experiment (1862-1865)

USA / Corps d’Afrique 1st Louisiana Native Guard (1862-1863)

Louisiana Native Guard Picket Protecting the New Orleans, Opelousas, and Great Western Railroad, March, 19863 Image Courtesy of the Library of Congress The 1st Louisiana Native Guard (USA) was one of the first all-black regiments to fight in the Union Army during the American Civil … Read MoreUSA / Corps d’Afrique 1st Louisiana Native Guard (1862-1863)

CSA 1st Louisiana Native Guard (1861-1862)

Map of New Orleans and Vicinity, 1861 Image Ownership: Public Domain The 1st Louisiana Native Guard was the first official black regiment in the Confederate Army. The Guard was formed when Louisiana Governor Thomas Overton Moore accepted into the state militia a regiment of approximately … Read MoreCSA 1st Louisiana Native Guard (1861-1862)