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The Battle for Freedom: United States Colored Troops and the Occupation of Manatee
September 9 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Reflections of Manatee presents: “The Battle for Freedom: United States Colored Troops and the Occupation of Manatee,” an event and exhibit that turns the focus of the Civil War as experiences in Confederate Manatee away from the enslavers and onto the free men of the United States Colored Troops that occupied the town, as well as the enslaved, some of whom used the opportunity to seek their own freedom. The Second Infantry Regiment United States Colored Troops Living History Association reenacts the USCT encampment and answers questions from visitors. Sergeant Major Jarvis V. Rosier Sr., the President of the 2nd Infantry Regiment United States Colored Troops Living History Association, delivers the lecture: “From Slavery to Emancipation: The United States Colored Troops” at 1 pm.
Funding for this program and related exhibition are provided in part through a Florida Humanities Community Project Grant with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities and in partnership with Reflections of Manatee. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.
September 9 @ 9:00 am -
September 9 @ 2:00 pm