Ohio Humanities Program

gibbsOhio Humanities presents: “Freedom, Citizenship, and Equality: The Story of the United States Colored Troops”

East Library, 1:45 p.m., Mon., Oct. 3

“Almost 200,000 black soldiers fought for the Union during the Civil War. Their story is a unique chapter in the American conflict. These men were freedom fighters who fought for emancipation and for full citizenship rights.” Ohio Humanities presenter Anthony Gibbs “discusses events significant to these men that led up to the Civil War, and what made these men different from the other thousands who fought and died in the War Between the States.”  (from the Ohio Humanities website: http://www.ohiohumanities.org/speakers/anthony-gibbs/)

This program is made possible in part by the Ohio Humanities Council, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.