Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Juneteenth and the 54th Regiment Volunteer Infantry
Dr. Eugene Jordan told the history of Juneteenth, of Jubilee Day, and why it is so important. He also told of the 54th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry of the Union Army, one of the first official African-American units in the United States during the Civil War. The event was put on by the African-American Cultural Garden in Cleveland.