Come hear the living history of America’s black warriors brought to life by dedicated reenactors. View the photos, see the artifacts and talk to the storytellers of America’s men and women of African descent at war. A wonderful educational experience for the whole family and school classes, see this uniquely American story come to life. Featuring:
The 1st Rhode Island Regiment Revolutionary War reenactors
Oh Freedom NJ DEP exhibit focusing on New Jersey’s Black Colonial and Loyalist soldiers in the Revolution
Black Marines in The War of 1812
The 6th Regiment United States Colored Troops Reenactors recreating the lives of Black Soldiers in the Civil War
Trenton’s Mitchell Davis in The Great War Display and lecture sponsored by the Mitchell Davis VFW Post of Trenton NJ
The 5th Platoon World War II Reenactors Featuring the collections of Art Collins Platoon leader
Tuskeegee Airmen DisplayPhotos and literature
Buffalo Soldiers of the West
The Buffalo Soldiers in Korea. The Living history of a Korean War Veteran Bob Groce of the25th infantry Division
11-4, 2/13. Legend has it that Jack, a slave in the Abraham Staats household, supported the patriots by spying on the British during the American Revolution,. This year's program will again feature speaker Joe Becton of the 1st Rhode Island Regiment and will take place at the Abraham Staats House. Our program, entitled 'Choosing sides in the American Revolution focuses on the difficulty of that decision for African-Americans during the war for independence.
In addition, Joyce Smith will again display an exhibit on Black History.
2/22 10 – 5. 1st Rhode Island Regiment appearing for Black History Month event where
re-enactors portray personalities of the 18th-century, period music,
children`s games and historical interpretation.