On Saturday, April 5, Adjunct Professor of History Dr. James M. Paradis will speak about Camp William Penn, the largest training site of the United States Colored Troops (USCT) in the North, at the African American History Conference in Lancaster, Pa. The event, hosted by The African American Historical Society of South Central Pennsylvania, is open to the public and also will feature the 54th Massachusetts and Lancaster County USCT members, as well as a panel discussion on the Underground Railroad and sessions on ancestry and genealogy.
The conference is open to the public and will run from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. in the Mellor Building of Thaddeus Stevens School of Technology. The cost to attend is $25, which includes lunch. For more information and to register, visit the Facebook event page or call 717-471-8107 between the hours of 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. The deadline to register is March 28.