Missing Pages of History is a bi-weekly program, that comes on Saturdays, 12 Noon est. It seeks to be a voice tor the underserved communities and its people. Come and help us fill in those "missing pages of history" that have been omitted from our history book, by call in at 818-337-0016, on December 7, 2013.
Join retired attorney, genealogist and tour provider Sarah Cato for a discussion of the 56th United States Colored Troops recognition program
The St. Louis African American History and Geneology Society spearheaded the recognition of the 56th United States Colored Troops, and an Ad Hoc Committe is working to have memorial stones placed at the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.
175 soldiers of the 56th USCT died of cholera in August 1866. The 56th Regiment was originally organized at St. Louis as the 3d Arkansas Infantry Regiment (African Descent). The 3d Arkansas was ordered from St. Louis to Helena, Arkansas and served on post duty there. The unit was mustered out of the service on September 15, 1866, but before then, the tragedy occurred that contributed to the reason a monument was built in their honor in St. Louis. The 56th was traveling aboard 2 steamers to be mustered out. During the trip several soldiers died of an undiagnosed illness. A surgeon inspected the men and reported no cholera among them. The men arrived in St. Louis at night and were kept onboard until the next morning, rather than being allowed to roam the town. The next morning, it was clear that the 56th Regiment had cholera. Ordered back to Quarantine Station, the unit lost 178 enlisted men and one officer in the next few weeks. During its service the 56th Regiment lost a total of 674 men. Four officers and 21 enlisted men were killed in action or of wounds. Two officers and 647 enlisted men were killed by disease, 96 percent of their regiment's losses. (source: information adapted from Save A Grave).
Several members of the Heritage Seekers, a group of descendants of the Old Edgefield District (South Carolina) African American diaspora and one historian, join Jane this evening to talk about their collaboration on their new book called No Longer Forgotten: The Voices of Our Edgefield Ancestors Speak.
Biographer David Fiske joins Jane this evening to talk about his book Solomon Northrup: His Life Before and After Slavery. David wrote this biography of Twelves Years A Slave author Solomon Northrup, whose own memoir recently came out as a movie. David talks about Solomon's life in upstate New York before and after the travesty of his enslavement.
As Carl Sagan said, "You have to know the past to understand the present." History has shaped our nation's character, and our collective strength is measured in how we came together during our most challenging moments: the Civil War, World War I, Prohibition, World War II, the Dust Bowl, McCarthyism, the Cold War, the Challenger disaster, Operation Desert Storm, 9/11 and countless struggles before and since. But history also contains triumphs, from ending slavery to the moon landing to the fall of the Berlin Wall to Mars rover Curiosity. Join in discussion on these and more with historians, collectors, authors, professors and conspiracy theorists alike. Our hosts also show much support for our troops and military families. In fact, technology has played a big part in bringing soldiers closer to home, as they text, email and Skype from the front, and our â€œtalk to the troopsâ€ episodes are always inspiring.
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