This past weekend the Kinston Cultural Heritage Museum sponsored the Seventh Annual US Colored Troops Symposium. The symposium was held in conjunction with the Kinston’s Blue-Gray Civil War Living History Weekend and featured presentations and exhibits from national and regional historians, storytellers, civil war scholars, the CSS Neuse Re-enactment, troop demonstrations, and living history cultural interpreters revolving around the participatory role of African Americans in the Civil War.
While the formal announcement gives a great description of the events, I always enjoy reading personal accounts from those that attend. Tonight, I came across the blog, Jubilo! The Emancipation Century blog whose author attended and gives a great description of the events.
Be sure to check it out!