A Special United States Colored Troops Presentation with Asa Gordon
The USCT Legacy of National Redemption and Democracy "To keep the jewel of liberty within the family of freedom"_Abraham Lincoln. Asa Gordon will examine how soldiers of African descent and Civil War veterans transformed the Civil War for reunion into a war for liberation and redeemed the nation's founding declaration and transformed the Constitution. This lecture will examine the USCT Civil Rights legacy and reveal how USCT Civil War soldiers reconstituted the nation in alignment with the declaration and as veterans established the foundation of citizens' voting rights in the United States of America.
Asa Gordon is founder and executive director of the Douglass Institute of Government (DIG). DIG is an "educational think tank" based in Washington, DC. He also serves as the Secretary-General of the Sons & Daughters of the United States Colored Troops (S&DUSCT). Further, as a retired NASA astrodynamicist, Gordon is published in international scientific journals. His research has been employed by private industry, both domestically and abroad for tracking satellites in space. He served two terms as President of the Goddard Engineers, Scientists and Technicians Association (GESTA). His work in science is also referenced in Ivan Van Sertima's "Blacks in Science - Ancient and Modern."
This lecture is included in the cost of Museum Admission and is free to Museum Members.