Robert Hartman volunteers at the National Museums of Civil War Medicine on East Patrick Street in Frederick. He believes the contributions of African Americans is am important part of American history.
"When you were in school, did you know of anyone who said there were African American doctors during the Civil War?" Hartman said. "The only thing they probably talked about in schools is freeing the slaves."
In an attempt to combat the misconceptions, the National Library of Medicine located in Bethesda, Maryland is sending a piece of their collection to multiple museums around the country.
George Wunderlich, executive director at the museum in Frederick, says the display is booked to travel around the country over the next six to nine months.
The exhibit will be in Frederick until the January 27th and Wunderlich says he is waiting to find out where the next destination will be.