Learn more about the establishment of black regiments in May’s Lunch & Learn, which features guest speaker Dr. Frank Smith, Director of the African American Civil War Memorial and Museum in Washington, DC. Dr. Smith will discuss the military service records of the United States Colored Troops that volunteered to serve with the Union during the Civil War.
One of the first major recruiting efforts of free African Americans took place in New Bern, where Brigadier Edward A. Wild focused on establishing four regiments of US Colored Troops.
Tickets for each event are $6 per person and free for Tryon Palace Foundation members. Each Lunch and Learn will begin at noon and guests will meet in Mattocks Hall inside the North Carolina History Center. No food or beverage is provided.