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July 15, 2017 - Book Discussion Group Meeting
August 26, 2017 - Open Discussion: The Secession Crisis 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. - New York Presbyterian Church
September 19, 2017 - Lincoln's Generals' Wives
October 14, 2017 - Visit to the African American Civil War Museum - Registration required
October 30, 2017 - "Theodore Roosevelt Salute to President Abraham Lincoln."
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THE UNITED STATES COLORED TROOPS IN THE CIVIL WAR

Saturday October 14, 2017: The Lincoln Group of the District of Columbia is sponsoring a special program at the African American Civil War Museum from 1 to 3 p.m. It will feature a presentation on the United States Colored Troops and their critical contribution to Union victory in the Civil War. Presenters are historian, teacher and reenactor Michael Schaffner, and fellow presenter high school student Hugh Goffinet, who will describe soldiers’ lives during the Civil War and demonstrate the manual of arms. The program is free and open to the public. Advance registration is requested at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-united-states-colored-troops-in-the-civil-war-tickets-35902931635

The African American Civil War Museum, at Vermont Avenue and U Streets NW, which has been described as a “hidden historical gem,” opened in 2011 with more than $5 million of exhibits displaying photographs, newspaper articles, period clothing, uniform and weaponry. It includes a registry documenting the family trees of more than 2,000 descendants of those who served with the USCT, and is directly across the street from “The Spirit of Freedom,” the only national memorial to Colored Troops in the Civil War. Both are located in the heart of the Historic U Street District, revitalized in recent years as a center of African American history and culture.