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    Colored Confederates and United States Colored Troops

    Colored Confederates and United States Colored Troops

    Presented by Chatham County Historical Association at Central Carolina Community College

    February 28, 2010

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    Many people find it hard to believe that any African American, slave or free, would have willingly served on the side of the Confederacy in the American Civil War. But Earl Ijames, a curator at the North Carolina Museum of History, says that many did just that, and that their reasons for fighting were as varied and complex as those of white soldiers. These black soldiers, as well as the blacks who served the Union cause, will be the topic of Ijames’ presentation. Whatever their reasons for serving, Ijames says, these men deserve to be recognized for their valor. "It's a miscarriage of justice for this many people to be just blotted out of history," he believes. Ijames has spent some 15 years studying this interesting and controversial topic.


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        Central Carolina Community College

        764 West St
        Pittsboro, NC 27312

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        Tickets: Free and open to the public.

      • Dates & Times

        Dates:
        February 28, 2010

        Times:
        2:00pm

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        • Event Name: Colored Confederates and United States Colored Troops
          "Colored Confederates"
          Comment posted by: Mildred C. Goss from North Carolina, Feb 20, 2010

          I have heard Earl give this speech. He is very knowledgeable on this subject. This is one that you should hear when given a chance.

        • Event Name: Colored Confederates and United States Colored Troops
          5 out of 5 stars rating "Savannah Black Heritage Festival"
          Review posted by: Don Newman from Savannah GA, USA, Feb 19, 2010

          I enjoyed so much Mr Ijames lecture in Savannah GA, on Feb 18th. It would be good for every American to hear the truth about our history. Well done!

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        • Event Name: Colored Confederates and United States Colored Troops
          "Colored Confederates"
          Comment posted by: Mildred C. Goss from North Carolina, Feb 20, 2010

          I have heard Earl give this speech. He is very knowledgeable on this subject. This is one that you should hear when given a chance.

        • Event Name: Colored Confederates and United States Colored Troops
          5 out of 5 stars rating "Savannah Black Heritage Festival"
          Review posted by: Don Newman from Savannah GA, USA, Feb 19, 2010

          I enjoyed so much Mr Ijames lecture in Savannah GA, on Feb 18th. It would be good for every American to hear the truth about our history. Well done!

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