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Black History Month Talk @ Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

When: Wed Feb 27th
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Where: Unitarian Universalist Fellowship | 840 Sandwich Road | East Falmouth

The public is invited to a presentation about Black soldiers in the Civil War by Quentin Davis, great granddaughter of Norwood P. Hallowell, the commander of an all-black regiment and fervent abolitionist.  “Black Soldiers in the War of Slaveowners Rebellion” is scheduled for Wednesday, February 27, 7:00 PM at the Unitarian Universalist meetinghouse, 840 Sandwich Road in East Falmouth.

Ms. Davis is the editor of the book Black Soldiers in the War of Slaveowners Rebellion, based on selected letters, essays and papers of her ancestor.  She offers a passionate portrayal of the Black soldier in the Civil War as a champion of his own fight for emancipation.

Norwood Penrose Hallowell (1839-1914) was born in Philadelphia into a strongly Quaker and abolitionist family.  At Harvard University he formed a life-long friendship with Oliver Wendell Holmes whom he inspired to volunteer for service with him in the Union Army.  After two years of distinguished service during which he suffered severe wounds, Hallowell was promoted to Lt. Colonel and asked to command the 55th Massachusetts, the second all-black regiment.  They were assigned to Charleston Harbor and participated in the siege and taking of Fort Wagner.

This Black History Month event is sponsored by UUFF’s Adult Education Committee. Admission is free.  The UUFF meetinghouse is accessible for people with disabilities. More information about the event is available from Jack Easterling, 508-495-0787, easterling.jack14@gmail.com.     

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