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Let's Talk History: Black Men in Blue

Tuesday, October 17 - 6:00 PM

Spring Hill's revived fall speaker series, Let's Talk History, will delve into thought-provoking topics regarding the Civil War, Black history, the Underground Railroad, and more.
On October 17, 2023 at 6:00pm Dr. Kelly Mezurek of Walsh University will present, Black Men in Blue: The Civil War, Ohioans, and the United States Colored Troops. Registration is required for this program and seats are limited. If this program fills, a recording or livestream may be set up.
This program is made possible, in part, by Ohio Humanities.
Kelly D. Mezurek is a professor of history at Walsh University, where she teaches United States history. Her book, For their Own Cause: The 27th United States Colored Troops (The Kent State University Press, 2016), is a 2017 Ohioana Book Award Finalist in nonfiction. Mezurek has also published “‘The Colored Veteran Soldiers Should Receive the Same Tender Care’: Soldiers’ Homes, Race, and the Post-Civil War Midwest” in The War Went On: Reconsidering the Lives of Civil War Veterans and “‘De Bottom Rails on Top Now’: Black Union Guards and Confederate Prisoners of War,” in Crossing the Deadlines: Civil War Prisons Reconsidered. Mezurek is a past executive board member of the Ohio Academy of History, and was a representative on the Ohio Civil War 150 Advisory Committee.
This presentation is free and open to the community. Donations to Spring Hill help us continue to host and share educational programs for the community.


1401 Springhill Lane NE
Massillon, OH 44646
Event Type
Lecture / Workshop


Spring Hill Historic Home & Underground Railroad Site

Date / Time

Tuesday, October 17, 2023
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM


(330) 833-6749
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