The 5th Annual Mississippi Valley Black & Blue Civil War Living History event will focus on recalling & honoring the hidden Civil War legacy of enslaved and non-enslaved black women who served as union freedom fighting nurses and Commemorating six Adams County, MS runaway "slaves" who became union navy sailors in 1862.
Schedule of Events
Assemble for MAAFA Gathering of Spirits on the Mississippi River Landing Natchez Under-the-Hill at the foot of Silver Street
Morikeba Kouyate of Senegal West Africa-Lecture & playing the African Kora instrument: The African Roots of the banjo, violin, guitar, etc.
Two Enslaved National Black Role Model Nurses, six enslaved Mississippi Valley black women Union Nurses & six Adams County/Natchez male "slaves" who joined the Union Navy in 1862 White: Navy Officer(s), Laura Haviland & Holy Cross Sisters
Harriet Tubman Comes Alive on Stage!
Harriet Tubman, black role model Union nurse, scout and head of Intelligence Service, will be portrayed by renowned actress Melissa Waddy-Thibodeaux of Houston, Texas
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