Thousands of soldiers listed as mulattoes served in the Union Army during the Civil War. In Washington, the African American Civil War Museum will share the stories of soldiers of color who fought to keep the country whole and to defeat slavery. CMRS member Marvin T. Jones will also give a talk about the numerous mixed-race soldiers of his family and community at the African American Civil War Memorial across from the Museum. You will be given the name of a soldier to find on the Memorial's walls and learn about them. Afterwards, we will plan to have lunch at DC's most famous eatery, Ben's Chili Bowl, which is on the equally famous U Street corridor. For more about the museum visit https://www.afroamcivilwar.org.
Join us for this program on Sunday, March 4 at 12:15pm. Please register by Saturday, February 23. The maximum capacity for this program is 20.
For transportation, we suggest taking metro, specifically the Green Line from the College Park station to the U Street/African American Civil War Museum/Cardozo Station. UMD has a shuttle that will take you to the College Park metro station. Please look at this timetable for departure and arrival times for the UMD 104 shuttle: http://www.dots.umd.edu/shuttle/schedules/current/104_CPM.pdf.
While this program is free, we strongly suggest a donation of at least $15 to the museum. FYI: Donations of $25 or more will come with membership to the museum. Please follow this link to make a donation: https://71757.blackbaudhosting.com/71757/Annual-Donations
If you have any questions, please contact Marvin directly at email@example.com.