Hear Dr. Beech’s Presentation entitled: US Colored Troops “Earning The Right To Citizenship.”

Originally from North Carolina, Dr. Malcolm E. Beech, Sr., DBA attended undergraduate school at Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA. Upon graduation he accepted a marketing management position with Verizon in Washington, DC. While in DC, he received an MBA from Howard University. He completed his doctoral studies with a DBA in Marketing from the University of Phoenix.

An avid Civil War historian, he is the founding director of the African American Museum & Cultural Center in Kinston, NC, which is dedicated to the 200,000 African American soldiers who fought with the Union in the American Civil War. Presently, Dr. Beech is the President of the United States Colored Troops Living History Association, a national organization of re-enactors, historians, storytellers, scholars, and students dedicated to preserving the history of African American participation in the Civil War. He has organized over nine USCT Symposiums and Civil War Living History weekends throughout North Carolina, Virginia, and Washington, DC.

Hear Dr. Beech’s Presentation entitled: US Colored Troops “Earning The Right To Citizenship.” Summary:

The Civil War was one of the most significant events in African American history. The importance of the roles played by formally enslaved Africans in securing their own freedom has been understated by most historians. We shall explore the reasons for their involvement, their courage in battle and valor in saving the Union and freeing the slaves.

2:30pm Saturday & Sunday 

Talks at the Main Stage at Schooley Mill Meadow