USCT Symposium

USCT National Symposium, May 6-9, 2010
Preregister for May 7-8 programs at www.uscoloredtroops.org or onsite during symposium
All symposium activities are free (except Awards Banquet. Awards Banquet tickets can be purchased for $25 at the New Bern Historical Society, 512 Pollock St, cash and check only, OR at the door)


Thursday, May 6 (registration not required)

5:30pm – 6:45  pm      Hospitality Reception, Tryon Palace Commission House
7:00pm                           Hari Jones Lecture and Mitch Capel (dramatist), Tryon Palace Auditorium

Friday, May 7

9:00am -12:00pm      Living History Teams to area middle schools

Opening Session
(all sessions at the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center)

12:30pm -  1:00pm     Opening Ceremony – New Bern’s Public Officials

Track I

1:00pm -  2:00pm     New Bern’s Abraham Galloway – Dr. David Ceselski
2:00pm -  3:00pm     USCT Descendents and Genealogy – TBA
3:00pm -  4:00pm     North Carolina Black Storytellers – Beverly Burnette
4:00pm -  5:00pm     Naval Battles and Black Sailors – Bernie Siler

Track II

1:00pm -  2:00pm     African Brigade – Dr. John Haley
2:00pm -  3:00pm     Frederick Douglass – Michael Crutcher
3:00pm -  4:00pm     Contrabands and James City– Sharon Heist
4:00pm -  5:00pm     Myth of Black Confederates? – Earl Ijames, Asa Gordon

Track I and II

7:00pm -  9:30pm     Visionary Heritage Leadership Awards Banquet (ticketed event)

Saturday, May 8

(All sessions at the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center)

8:30am -   9:00am    Opening ceremony
9:00am – 10:00am   Harriet Tubman – Carolyn Davis

Track I

10:00am – 11:00am    Black Spy Network – Hari Jones

Track II

10:00am – 11:00am    Female Reenactors – Pat Tyson
North Carolina Black Storytellers – Beverly Burnette

Track I and II

2:30pm -   3:15pm      Keynote Speaker – Congressman G. K. Butterfield
3:30pm -   5:00pm     Symposium Wrap-up Panel Discussion – Michelle Lanier