“Seizing Freedom: A Tour Of African American Stories On Chickamauga Battlefield" Program Set For Feb. 8
Friday, January 24, 2020
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park will conduct a special one-hour tour on Chickamauga Battlefield on Saturday, Feb. 8 at 2 p.m. focusing on African American stories associated with the battlefield. This program begins at the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center and will car caravan to various locations.
"There are countless stories to be told on Chickamauga Battlefield, but until recently, some of the accounts, long buried and seemingly forgotten, have resurfaced," officials said.
"These are the stories of the African American participants who, though not officially soldiers, still risked life and limb as they worked toward seizing their freedom. We hope you will join us for this special tour as we bring to life some of these African American narratives."
For more information about upcoming programs at Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, contact the Lookout Mountain Visitor Center at 423-821-7786, the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center at 706-866-9241, or visit the park’s website at www.nps.gov/chch.