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Posted on: January 16, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Statesville Library, Maurice O. Johnson with the 102nd U.S. Colored Troops


February 22nd, 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. 

Maurice Johnson, a member of the 102nd U.S. Colored Troops Reenactment Group will present and discuss African American troops from the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. Find out how African American soldiers entered into the armed forces, how they lived, and how their role was vital in both wars.

Mr. Johnson will be in full reenactment uniform. He will lecture from 1:00 pm - 2:00 p.m. and will be available for questions from 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.

For more information, contact Michele Coleman at or 704-878-3090 x5423..

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