This week on Fordham Conversations, Clarence Ball (professor in the Gabelli School of Business at Fordham University) talks about his work on the Emmy Award winning documentary,Looking Over Jordan: African Americans in the Civil War
. The documentary explores what it was like to be a slave during one of the most tumultuous times in American history.
Some African Americans fought for the north, while others were stuck on plantations even after the war was over. He talks about the slave experience during the Civil War as well as his work on the documentary, and what he found while researching that surprised him.