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Peake Series: USCTs
February 24, 2021 @ 9:00 am – 9:30 am
Regiments of African American soldiers added much-needed men to the Union war effort, however, they were utilized to varying degrees. From guarding wagons in 1863 to being in the headlines for their efforts in battles like New Market Heights, the Black soldiers who enlisted sought a tangible way to aid in the effort towards freedom.
This series is named in honor of Mary S. Peake (nee Kelsey), one of the many African American women who dedicated their time and lives to education under the most difficult of circumstances. The Peake Series pairs highlights from key Civil War stories in our award-winning exhibit “A People’s Contest: Struggles for Nation and Freedom in Civil War America” with special virtual programs featuring ACWM educators for an unforgettable experience for your students. Join us throughout the months of February and March as we explore lesser-known stories of the Civil War, and look at some familiar ones with fresh perspectives. All programs are free for teachers and students to attend. Simply register for the program you want to attend on our website and join our Zoom meetings every Wednesday at 9 am and 3 pm EST.