The Museum of the Albemarle will host a History for Lunch program, “Families of the United States Colored Troops” at noon Wednesday, Feb. 1, in the Gaither Auditorium.
“Some of northeastern North Carolina’s free families of color frequently had several members who served in United States Civil War forces,” according to information from the museum. “In Hertford County’s Winton Triangle area, it is not unusual for today’s residents to have as many as 20 ancestral relatives who enlisted in the United States Colored Troops.”
Documentarian Marvin Tupper Jones will describe these families and their relatives’ role in keeping the U.S. whole, expanding freedoms in America, and creating new opportunities for all people of color whether free or enslaved.
The virtual program is supported by Southern Bank of Elizabeth City.
The Museum of the Albemarle is at 501 S. Water St. in Elizabeth City. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and closed Sundays and state holidays.
The museum that serves Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hertford, Hyde, Northampton, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties is the northeast regional history museum of the North Carolina Division of State History Museums within the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.