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Colored Soldiers in the Civil War: Their Leadership Recruitment, Record and Remembrance
The American Civil War: Pols and Generals Lecture Series presented by the Center for Civic Leadership and Responsibility wraps up with James E. Johnson, Adjunct Professor, History, Rutgers University Camden discussing the collective sacrifice and enormous legacy of colored soldiers– honed at Fort Wagner, Port Hudson, Olustee, Petersburg, Honey Hill, Chaffin’s Farm and other important battles.
In August 1864 President Lincoln remarked,
Take from us…the colored persons now serving us as soldiers, seamen, and laborers and we cannot longer maintain the contest…It is not a question of sentiment or taste, but one…which…by measurement…is more than we can lose, and live. Nor can we, by discarding it, get a white force in place of it.
Professional development credit available for educators.
Location: Civic Hall, inside the Connector Building
|Where||Camden County College College Dr & Little Gloucester Rd, Blackwood, NJ 08012|
|Next on||This event is over.|
|Time||7:00 pm–9:00 pm|
|Who to bring||College Students, Moms, Dads, Singles, Seniors|
More About Camden County College
The Blackwood section of Gloucester Township serves as home to the main campus of one of New Jersey's largest county colleges. Founded in 1967, Camden County College is an accredited, two-year school that offers 44 programs of study, ranging from automotive technology to English and from nursing to chemistry. The college and the New Jersey Institute of Technology jointly offer bachelor's degree programs at the Blackwood campus. In addition to offering associate-degree programs, the college offers certificate programs.