Attached please find the flyer for a Saturday, May 5th concert and lecture to support the preservation of the historic Union Baptist Cemetery. As many of you know, the cemetery was founded in 1864 by the Union Baptist Church, and is the burial site of many African-Americans prominent in Cincinnati history. For example, Powhatan Beatty is buried there, awarded the Medal of Honor for his bravery in the 5th U.S. Colored Infantry’s action at Chapin Farm VA in September 1864. See https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/8562387/powhatan-beaty .
Paul Larue will speak on the work being done to identify veterans of World War I who are buried there. Many of you will remember Paul’s presentation to CCWRT with several of his high school students on their research on African-American Civil War veterans from Ohio that has resulted in the placement of grave markers on many of the previously-unmarked graves of those USCT veterans. An example of Paul’s work in his “retirement” as a teacher is on the US World War I Centennial Commission’s website at http://www.worldwar1centennial.org/index.php/ohio-in-ww1-articles/4101-educational-resources-for-teaching-the-service-and-sacrifice-of-african-american-world-war-i-soldiers.html .