Monument to the 19th Indiana Infantry at Gettysburg
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||Maj. Martin Delaney: Highest Ranking Black Civil War Officer
May 14, 2015 at 7:00PM
||Indiana State Library
(315 West Ohio Street)
Please note that this meeting is on a Thursday at 7:00 PM at the Indiana State Library. Enter the building on the north side. We are meeting in the History Room on the second floor of the south side of the building. Free parking is available in the surface parking lot just north of the State Capital building.
As Major Delany takes the audience back in time, he engages the onlookers in conversation regarding the participation of black soldiers during the war.
Delany will recount points in his personal story that brought him to this time and place;
he will recruit and instruct volunteers to participate in the 105th Colored Infantry, his second regiment.
After the new recruits are honorably discharged from active service, Major Delany will enjoin the entire audience to join in singing one of the black regimental songs.
The Major will revisit pertinent points given during his presentation as he concludes his story.
If time permits, a Question and Answer Session will follow the presentation.
Known as Khabir the Storyteller, Khabir Shareef has been an actor since 1987.
Khabir believes that "the story is a shared experience where the teller and the listeners become united through the use of their imaginations."
First-person interpretation is one of many ways a story may be told and shared.
Khabir's presentation has universal appeal and enhances understanding of African-American history and culture.
2014-2015 Program Schedule
|Sept. 11, 2014
||Northern Civil War Prison Camps
|Oct. 9, 2014
||Battle of Richmond, Kentucky
|Nov. 10, 2014
||The Dawn of the Political Cartoon: The Civil War Era
|Dec. 8, 2014
|Jan. 12, 2015
||The Civil War Road Trip Series
|Feb. 9, 2015
||Lincoln and the Constitution
|Mar. 9, 2015
||Civil War Medicine
|Apr. 13, 2015
||Maggie: The Civil War Journals of Margaret Nichol Vaulx
|May 14, 2015
||Major Martin Delaney: Highest ranking black Civil War officer
|June 8, 2015
||Six Turning Points of the American Civil War
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