The Reverend Samuel Harrison Talk

Thursday, April 15, 4pm

Join Ann-Elizabeth Barnes, author of “The Reverend Samuel Harrison.” In honor of the birthday of Samuel Harrison, chaplain of the famed Massachusetts 54th Regiment, this presentation will illuminate this famed Abolitionist, Activist, and Chaplain of the Massachusetts 54th, the First Black Regiment Raised in the North to fight in the Civil War. Barnes highlights the unrecognized roles Blacks played in the events and outcome of the Civil War as well as the role the Black soldiers played in securing their own future, fighting with resolve, dedication, valor and dignity, while also standing up for their right to the same pay as the white soldiers.

FREE Virtual Program – contact melville@berkshirehistory.org for Zoom link

Sponsored in part by a generous grant from Mass Humanities

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