The Untold Stories of the Civil War
A Tribute to the U.S. Colored Troops
September 22-23, 2006
Everyone is Welcome to Attend the Opening of this Symposium, but from 10 � 11:30, we will adapt the USCT History Presentation to the level of school children.
9:15 � Registration
10:00 a.m. Opening Ceremony (All School Students Invited to Attend)
Presentation of Colors by the 54th Massachusetts
10:30 a.m. Presentations by Re-Enactors
Ladies of the Civil War
11:30 a.m. The School Children will be excused
12:00 noon Lunch to be served
1:00 p.m. National Park Service: Tracing Family History through their website, etc.
1:30 p.m. Dr. Frank Smith, Jr.
Founding Director, African American Civil War Memorial & Museum
Overall View of the Civil War and the AACW Memorial & Museum
2:30 p.m. Break
2:45 p.m. Mr. Bennie McRae, Jr.
Civil War Researcher/Lecturer
Power Point Presentation on the USCT
�FREEDOM FIGHTERS� United States Colored Troops
4:00 � 4:15 p.m. Break
5:00 p.m. Interim Activities Optional (Films, etc.)
6:00 � 8:00 p.m. Reception: This reception is for the financial sponsors, government officials, educators, program participants, and symposium attendees.
Presentation by Mr. Hari Jones
Previews of Saturday sessions.
Readings from soldiers!
Saturday, September 23, 2006
10:00 a.m. � 10:15 a.m. Opening Remarks & Instructions, etc. Musical Presentation
10:15 a.m. � 10:30. a.m. Ms. Donise Stevens will portray Aunt Betty Thomas, known as the owner of Fort Stevens, D.C.
10:30 a.m. � 11:30 a.m. Dr. B. F. Cooling (Noted Historian & Professor at the National Defense University) will be asked to speak on Fort Stevens and the necessity to save the nation�s Forts and other disappearing or forgotten historical landmarks of the Civil War. He is working with the Civil War Preservation Trust on just such a project.
11:30 a.m. � 12:30 p.m. Dr. C. R Gibbs (Keynote Speaker)
Noted Historian, Lecturer & Author
Historian of the African American Diaspora Honoring the Civil War USC Troop No. 1
12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.. Light Lunch
1:00 p.m. - 2::30 p.m. Panel Discussion (listed alphabetically)
Mr. McRae, Jr.
Dr. Smith, Jr.
3:30 p.m. Closing Ceremony
Wreath-Laying at the African American Civil War
10th & U Streets, N.W.
Honoring the U.S. Colored Troops
Special Tribute to the First Regiment
Full Conference Fee: 45.00
One Day 25.00