In celebration of Black History Month, the Proprietor of Manumission Tour Company John Chapman will lead a conversation on the struggles of African-American soldiers as they fought for rights to be buried in the soldiers cemetery. When the Alexandria National Cemetery was begun in 1862, only white soldiers were eligible to be buried there, even though it was yards away from L’Ouverture Hospital, a Civil War hospital for black soldiers. By the end of the Civil War, there were over 200 graves of US Colored Troops that had integrated into the cemetery.
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