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Salute to U.S. Colored Troops, April 14

  • Published: March 16, 2010

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For more information, please contact Delores Jackson Radney at (585) 436-6453.

Salute to U.S. Colored Troops, April 14

Nazareth College is proud to host the annual salute commemorating the valor and sacrifice of the 200,000 United States Colored Troops (USCT) that provided the margin of Union victory in the Civil War.   On Behalf of Those Who Lie in Yonder Hallowed Ground is a lively interactive community history program that will take place at the Linehan Chapel at Nazareth College 4245 East Avenue from 2:30-4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 14.   It is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Delores Jackson Radney at 436-6453.

The salute will include recitations, music, and a dramatic re-enactment, reprising the prayerful resolve, and the advocacy of men of color to arms by Frederick Douglass, and Rev. Thomas James.  Other historical figures to be presented include presidential candidate William Seward, and Underground Railroad leader, Rev. Jermain W. Loguen.

The Frederick Douglass Club from City School 12, will act out a skit based on Douglass's sons reaction to their father’s call to arms.

Rochester's local Buffalo Soldiers Presentation Team will serve as Color Guard; they will be joined by two veterans from the Virginia/Maryland area, re-enactors in the spirit of the 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, the USCT soldiers whose story was central to the 1998 film, Glory.

Founded in 1924, Nazareth College is located on a close-knit, suburban campus in the dynamic, metropolitan region of Rochester, N.Y. The College offers challenging academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences and professional programs in health and human services, education, and management. Nazareth's strong cultures of service and community prepare students to be successful professionals and engaged citizens. The College enrolls approximately 2,000 undergraduate students and 1,000 graduate students.

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