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WCC To Celebrate Black History with Presentation on Colored Troop

February 08, 2023

Wayne Community College will hold a talk on the 135th United States Colored Troop next week in recognition of Black History Month.

The presentation is set for 1 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 16. It will be held in Room 101 of the Walnut Building on the college’s main campus in Goldsboro.

Jay and Amy Bauer, the president and vice president of the 135th US Colored Troop Research Team, will speak on “Where Eagles Come From: The Journey of the 135th.” They will be joined by 135th  USCT reenactors.

It will also be streamed live via the college’s Facebook page.

U.S. Colored Troop members during the American Civil War

The troop, formally the 135th Regiment of the United States Colored Infantry, was organized in Goldsboro on March 27, 1865 and mustered into the U.S. Army the next day. Their service took them through Virginia and they defended Washington, D.C. They were taken to Kentucky to perform guard duty where they were mustered out of service on Oct. 23, 1865.

The talk is a prelude to the dedication of the site of Civil War Trails signs that were installed recently in downtown Goldsboro. That ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. on March 27.

More information can be found on the 135th USCT’s website and Facebook page.

The event is provided by the WCC Cultural Diversity/Global Education Task Force. It is free and open to all. There is no registration.

Contact Tara Humphries at 919-739-7002 oriemail tarah@waynecc.edu with any questions about this event.

Wayne Community College encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. Anyone who anticipates needing accommodation or has questions about access can contact the college’s accessibility counselor at 919-739-6729 oriemail jcdawson@waynecc.edu.

Wayne Community College is a public, learning-centered institution with an open-door admission policy located in Goldsboro, N.C. As it works to develop a highly skilled and competitive workforce, the college serves 10,000 individuals annually as well as businesses, industry, and community organizations with high quality, affordable, accessible learning opportunities, including more than 165 college credit programs. WCC’s mission is to meet the educational, training, and cultural needs of the communities it serves.