The Castle Virtual Third Thursday Talk to feature Anthony Gibbs

On Thursday, Aug. 20, from 7-8 p.m. the Castle will present “Fighting for Freedom: The Story of the United States Colored Troops in the Civil War.” Acclaimed teaching artist and storyteller Anthony Gibbs’ presentation is centered on the contributions of African Americans to preserve the Union. This virtual offering is free to the public.

“Almost 200,000 Black soldiers fought for the Union during the Civil War,” explains Anthony Gibbs. He added, “The story of the United States Colored Troops is a unique chapter in the American conflict. These men were freedom fighters who fought for emancipation and for full citizenship rights.”

“We invite the public to join us virtually through Zoom for this remarkable presentation by Mr. Gibbs as he brings to life the incredible stories and contributions of the United States Colored Troops during the Civil War through dramatic first-person interpretation,” said Yoho. Gibbs will discuss events significant to these men that led up to the Civil War, and what made them different from the other thousands who fought and died in the War Between the States. This virtual offering is free. Donations are encouraged.

Zoom registration is required to sign-up for the event. To register go to mariettacastle.org/events, click on Virtual Third Thursday Talk: Fighting For Freedom and scroll down to the Register link.

About the speaker: Anthony Gibbs has presented several history programs and character impressions. He captures his audiences with spellbinding performances that keep listeners on the edge of their seats. Anthony is a gifted storyteller and astute in his knowledge of historical content. The stories he brings to life are tales of great courage, tireless determination, and long-lasting hope.


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