Lift Every Voice: African Americans & Civil War Navies

February 5th-7th/ National Civil War Naval Museum

 

 

The Naval Museum is gearing up for our annual Black History Month program, Lift Every Voice: African Americans & Civil War Navies! The museum will be offering special interactive tours with first person living history interpretations on February 8th and 9th .We will also be taking the program to area schools, at no cost, as a part of our community outreach on February 5th – 7th.

This program offers patrons a variety of stories, highlighting the Navy experience through the eyes of African American nurses, pilots, sailors and engineers. Additionally, patrons will get a front row seat to the accomplishments of Horace King, John Lawson, Moses Dallas, Charles Fisher, Robert Smalls, Susie King Taylor, Benjamin H. Gray, and Mary Louvestre as told through performances by professional actors. Museum goers and area students will learn about about these intriguing hidden figures of this very difficult time in history.

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