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Bloomfield Township Public Library Hosts Historian Maurice Imhoff

BTPL is pleased to host historian Maurice Imhoff for a lecture on the history of the First Michigan Colored Infantry Regiment, later known as the 102nd United States Colored Infantry, on Monday, February 5 at 7:00 p.m.
 
Following the Emancipation Proclamation, the U.S. military formed the United States Colored Troops. Many recruits came from Detroit, south Michigan, and Ontario, Canada to fight for freedom of family members still held in slavery. Even as Black soldiers fought and died, their citizenship status remained uncertain, and opportunities were limited. 
 
“The Library is pleased to welcome Maurice Imhoff to our programming. The history and contributions of Black soldiers from the Michigan area are of great significance. We look forward to learning more about the early authorization of the Regiment to its present-time remembrance,” said Brooke Hoskins, Assistant Department Head of Adult Services.
 
No registration is required for this event. All are welcome to attend.
 
Thank you to the Friends of the Library for sponsoring this program.
 
For more information, please call the Library at (248) 642-5800 or visit BT Library.
 

 

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