Four Centuries of African American Soldiers – Day 2
March 1 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Celebrate Black History Month with us at The Old Barracks Museum! Come hear
about the brave African American soldiers that helped shape our nation’s
history! Learn about the integral role they played in our military, from
the earlydays of our nation’s infancy all the way up to World War II! Meet
the dedicated reenactors and living historians who will be exhibiting
throughout the day, sharing their knowledge and passion about African
American military history with our visitors. Represented regiments will
include The Harlem Hellfighters of WWI, the 6th Regiment USCT of the Civil
War, the 369th Regiment portrayed by Ebony Doughboys, and others. You will
not want to miss this unique and educational experience, great for the
Included in regular cost of admission.
11am – “Ebony Doughboys in The Great War”, Kelly Washington, Ebony
Reenactor Kelly Washington shares the stories of African American soldiers
in World War I.
1:15pm “Black Jacks” – Leon B. Brooks Sr., 1st Rhode Island Regiment
US Navy Veteran and Reenactor Leon B. Brooks tells the saga of America’s
2:15pm “Trenton’s Harlem Hellfighter”, Algernon Ward Jr., Ebony Doughboys
Reenactor Algernon Ward Jr. tells the story of one of the first Americans
decorated for Valor in World War I, Trenton’s own hero, Neadom Roberts.
3:15pm – Four Centuries of African American Soldiers Firing Line
Four Centuries of African American Soldiers fire a salute to the fallen
heroes who faithfully served in the Armed Forces of the United States.