Proud history: Black soldiers from Central New York made Civil War sacrifie

As the nation commemorates the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War and Black History Month, Central New York should pause to remember its proud role in the fight to end slavery.

In the years preceding the Civil War, Syracuse was home to the Rev. Jermain Wesley Loguen, an escaped slave who led later led the city’s A.M.E. Zion Church

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