An exhibit was displayed in City-County Building throughout Black History Month. The free exhibit – titled "A Call to Freedom” – featured photographs and other memorabilia to honor the role of African Americans in the Armed Forces during the Civil War period, including their roles as soldiers, nurses and field doctors. The display included a look at the U.S. Colored Troops, one of the first predominantly African American regiments in the U.S. Armed Forces.
The 2013 celebration of Black History Month was presented by Citiparks and was sponsored by BNY Mellon and WAMO 100.
FEB. 4 EVENING RECEPTION KICKED OFF EXHIBIT OPENING
A reception on Monday, February 4, 2013 celebrated the opening of "A Call to Freedom."
The ceremony in the City-County Building lobby included refreshments, musical entertainment by Kevin Howard and remarks by individuals involved with the City's Black History Month celebration.
The opening reception also included a special performance by the Soldiers & Sailors own 6th Regiment U.S. Colored Troops Drum & Fife Youth Re-enactment Group.
(To see the gallery, please click on the thumbnail below)