Lincoln, Colored Warriors and the Spirit of Freedom
Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of Emancipation Proclamation
Saturday, August 3 – Honoring the role of the U.S. Colored Troops in the Civil War, day long activities for adults and youth at Old State Capitol include:
- 9:30 a.m. – Will the Slave and Freeman Fight for Union and Freedom? Civil War re-enactors present Letters from the Front
- 11:00 a.m. – Featured Speaker, Hari Jones, Director, African American Civil War Memorial, Washington , D.C.
- 1:00 p.m. – Lincoln speaks on Lincoln and My Critics
- 4:00 p.m. – Program and wreath laying at Oak Ridge Cemetery honoring the United States Colored Troops and the Grand Army of the Republic
- All day encampment on the grounds of the Old State Capitol
All programs are free and open to the public.
The Abraham Lincoln Association
The National Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission
The Lincoln Home National Historic Site
The Old State Capitol State Historic Site