Tuesday, February 23
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In January 1863, three months after President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, the Federal government began recruiting Black soldiers for the Union Army for the first time. These units were known as the United States Colored Troops (USCT). 4,126 Black men in New York State enlisted to fight in the ongoing Civil War. Join us as we follow the experiences of Black veterans in Fulton County before, during, and after the war in this online presentation. This event will be streamed on Facebook.