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Black Men in Blue: The Civil War, Ohioans, and the United States Colored Troops

August 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Wednesday, August 12th

“Black Men in Blue: The Civil War, Ohioans, and the United States Colored Troops”

Presenter: Kelly Mezurek, Professor of History at Walsh University

This presentation focuses on the Ohio black community’s response to the national conflict, the wartime participation of free black men, and the impact of their service on white Ohioans. Special attention is given to the 5th and 27th USCT.

The Ohio Humanities Council has partnered with Lourdes University to present a unique “Let’s Talk History” series featuring engaging and insightful historians at the 7 pm in the Franciscan Center, 6832 Convent Blvd., in Sylvania. Each presenter brings a wealth of knowledge and background in a different area of expertise. The thought-provoking and entertaining series is free and open to the public.

Co-sponsored by the Lourdes University Department of History, Geography, & Political Science and Heritage Sylvania, the “Let’s Talk History” series is made possible through a grant from the Ohio Humanities Council.

For more information, contact Mary Robinson, Lourdes University Associate Professor of History, at or 419-824-3947.


August 12
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Franciscan Center
6832 Convent Blvd
Sylvania, OH 43560 United States
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