Lest We Forget - African American Military History by Researcher, 
					Author and Veteran Bennie McRae, Jr.

September 22-23

The Untold Stories of the Civil War

A Tribute to the U.S. Colored Troops 


September 22-23, 2006 

PROGRAM

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
                        National Anthem
                        Opening Prayer
                        Special Musical
                        Presentation
                        Welcome
                        Announcements

10:30 a.m.      Presentations by Re-Enactors
                       54th Massachusetts
                       Frederick Douglass
                       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 
                  Website: http://www.lwfaam.net/cw/
                       Power Point Presentation on the USCT
                       �FREEDOM FIGHTERS� United States Colored Troops                                                                                                                                       
4:00 � 4:15 p.m.          Break

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5:00 p.m.                  Interim Activities Optional  (Films, etc.) 

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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.
            Re-enactor Performances
            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)

                                                            Dr. Cooling
                                                            Dr. Gibbs
                                                            Mr. Jones
                                                            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

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Full Conference Fee:                   45.00
One Day                                    25.00

 

 

 

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