Past Speaking Engagements

On Friday, August 23, at 10:30 AM Lake of the Woods Study Group, in their Clubhouse Great Hall, 205 Lake of the Woods Parkway, Locust Grove 22508 (Lake of the Woods is a gated community; access by permission only) I had the pleasure of presenting to a gathering upwards of 45 people.

TOPIC: US Colored Troops’ Decisive Role in Winning the Civil War — And Black Confederates

Picture Above : 26th US Colored Regiment’s Assault at Honey Hill, South Carolina

Study Group President Charles Brewer (rear, standing) while Gene drives home a point



On Sunday, August 25, at 2 PM, at the James Madison Museum, 129 Caroline St, Orange, VA 22960 Telephone: (540) 672-1776 I presented to a smaller but enthusiastic gathering.

TOPIC: African American Soldiers in the World Wars and the Great Migration


Photo: Tuskegee Airmen “Redtails,” famous WW II pilots of the European Theater of Operation


Saturday, November 2 at 2 PM, Afro American Historical Association of Fauquier County (AAHA), located at 4243 Loudoun Avenue in The Plains, Va. 20198 Telephone: (540) 253-7488

TOPIC: African American Soldiers in World War I and the Great Migration

Photo: Croix de Guerre Awardees from 369th Infantry Regiment “Haarlem Hellfighters,” 93rd Infantry Division







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