Forgotten Voices- African American Stories From Chickamauga Battlefield Is Feb. 15

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to participate in a free ranger-led car caravan tour of Chickamauga Battlefield on Saturday, Feb. 15, at 10 a.m. This two-hour driving tour will begin at the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center.

In commemoration of Black History Month, a park ranger will lead visitors through the battlefield,  uncovering numerous stories relating to the roles of African Americans in the history of Chickamauga Battlefield, pre-Civil War and beyond. Participants will learn about individuals and families who were impacted by the nation-shaping events that occurred in the fields and forests of Chickamauga.

For more information about programs at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, contact the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center at 706.866-9241, the Lookout Mountain Battlefield Visitor Center at 821-7786, or visit the park’s website at www.nps.gov/chch.


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