Learn about the 5th U.S.C.T., the black unit trained in Delaware County and mustered out in Goodale Park at the end of the Civil War. Andrew Gibbs will share stories of their war experiences and of members who were awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. Note: Though this presentation is a part of the Westerville Historical Society's monthly meeting, all are welcome to attend. Doors open at 7pm. Library services will be unavailable during this time. About the Presenter Anthony Gibbs has traveled throughout the state of Ohio as a teaching artist and living history performer. Anthony has portrayed living history characters such as John Parker, an Underground Railroad conductor from Ripley, OH; Milton Holland, a soldier and Medal of Honor recipient of the 5th U.S.C.T.; and other key figures in African American History. For over 12 years Anthony has presented historical workshops and performances on the United States Colored Troops and their participation in the Civil War. Anthony is a graduate of The Ohio State University. He is currently employed by the Ohio History Connection as the Coordinator of Community Engagement. He is founder and Creative Director of Black Historic Impressions, an organization dedicated to the remembrance, appreciation, and exhibition of African American contributions throughout history.
Age Group: General Audience
Topic: History & Culture, History Center & Museum - Onsite