In a story published in the York Daily Record on November 20, history and Africana studies Professor Scott Hancock was quoted in relation to the service of African Americans in the Civil War.
From the York Daily Record:
History books tell us the Civil War was a battle between the Yankee north and Rebel south.
Tuesday, in Soldiers' National Cemetery, several hundred people gathered at the grave of Pvt. Charles Parker, a man who fought for the north during the Civil War. They had come to commemorate the black soldiers who contributed to the war effort.
But Gettysburg College professor Scott Hancock, standing near Parker's grave, said that Parker and the tens of thousands of other U.S. Colored Troops who fought in the Civil War, and the black women who joined the war effort, more epitomized rebellion than the southerners they were fighting against.