The New Bern Historical Society will be hosting a USCT Symposium from May 6-9, 2010.
Featured speakers include Hari Jones, Dr. David Ceselski, Dr. John Haley, and – get this – Earl Ijames, whose lecture is entitled “Myth of Black Confederates?”
Why Ijames would be asked to speak at a symposium on United States Colored Troops is beyond me. Seems kind of inappropriate, but hey – what do I know?
Anyway, check out the website for what should prove to be a very interesting exchange of ideas.
Oh, and the best part? It’s free!