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Hold High the Flag, SGT Carney

February 20 @ 7:00 pm

The Danvers Historical Society Speaker Series will present African American Contributions in the Salem/Danvers area and Hold The Flag High, Sgt. Carney on Thursday, Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. at Tapley Hall (13 Page Street) in Danvers in honor of Black History Month. Giovanni Alabiso, owner of Salem Historical Tours, will discuss noted local African-Americans who have influenced policy, established businesses and led the local abolitionist movement. Learn about the Remond family, Charlotte Forten, Charles Augustus Benson, Black Joe from Marblehead, the abolitionist movement in Danvers and more. Bruce Chester, an actor, comedian and veteran, will perform as Sergeant William Harvey Carney who carried the flag for the Mass. 54th infantry during the Union attack on Fort Wagner in Charleston, South Carolina (also told in the 1989 film: Glory). Sgt. Carney was injured, received the Medal of Honor and became a letter carrier in New Bedford, MA. Admission is free. Donations are accepted.


February 20
7:00 pm
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Tapley Hall
13 Page Street
Danvers, MA United States
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