WES students learn about African-Americans and Civil War

Wewahitchka Elementary School

Wewahitchka Elementary School Civil War event

Special to The Star
Published: Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 10:18 AM.

Fifth grade students at Wewahitchka Elementary School welcomed the 2nd Infantry Regiment of United States Colored Troops (USCT) Reenactment Unit on Thursday, Feb. 21.  Throughout January and February students in the fifth grade participated in various novel studies about the Civil War.  This presentation was funded by a grant sponsored by The Education Foundation of Gulf County.  Students were able to get a true look at how things were during Civil War times and the active roles that African- Americans played in the war.  The membership of this unit reflects men, women and children, from various walks of life who have come together to promote the African-American perspective of the Civil War.  They endeavor to teach the African-American perspective of Civil War history and the sacrifices made.  “Really showed us how life was during that time.” – Rebecca Shealy.  “I found the program very informative.” – Aleah Wooten.  “I felt like I was in a Civil War camp.” – Tyler Stevens.

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