History for Lunch on February 1

History for Lunch: Families of the United States Colored Troops


Some of northeastern North Carolina's free families of color frequently had several members who served in the United States Civil War forces. In Hertford Country's Winton Triangle area, it is not unusual for today's residents to have as many as 20 ancestral relatives who enlisted in the United States Colored Troops.

Documentarian Marvin Tupper Jones will describe these families and their relatives' role in keeping the US whole, expanding freedoms in America, and creating new opportunities for all people of color, free or enslaved.