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Harry Matthews <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 19 Apr 2000 15:13:33 -0400
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Good Afternoon [from Harry Bradshaw Matthews]:

I am pleased to announce that the web site for the U.S. Colored Troops
Institute for Local History and Family Research at Hartwick College has been
updated at http://www.hartwick.edu/usct/usct.htm

1) seven proclamations are now shared, hopefully serving as a guide for
local governments and organizations to honor USCT. With this in mind, the
proclamations can now be enlarged by the reader [particularly since a number
of guests requested the same];

2) Native American/USCT Proclamations - is a new category with proclamations
from the County Executive of Suffolk County, NY, and the Supervisor of
Smithtown, along with some historical information. The co-sponsors were the
USCT Institute of Suffolk County, Roslyn Savings Bank, and the county's
African-American Advisory Board, Office of Minority Affairs and Veterans
Service Agency.

3) Pennsylvania USCT Proclamations - is a new category with proclamations
from the Mayor and City Council of Harrisburg, PA. The event was the
Heritage and Leadership Forum for students, which was funded in part by the
Urban League of Harrisburg, Cheyney University and the Harrisburg Chit and
Chat Teen Summit. A special guest was Ms. B.K. Jones, the
great-great-grandniece of T. Morris Chester, the black civil war
correspondent. Anna E. Dickinson, called "our colored sister," by
abolitionist Jermain Loguen, is shown in a 1868 picture; and the most
comprehensive record of USCT who lived in the Gettysburg area is shared with

4) New York USCT Proclamation - has been improved, making it easier to read
Governor Pataki's proclamation;

5) City of Oneonta Proclamations - is a new entry, providing an historical
reference point.

For further information regarding Institute membership, activities, or
research support, please contact me:

Harry Bradshaw Matthews,
USCT Institute President

[Associate Dean, Hartwick College]
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