Paradis to Talk About Camp William Penn on WURD

By Purnell T. Cropper | January 19, 2010

Dr. James Paradis, Adjunct Professor of History, can be heard live on WURD radio (AM 900) on Sunday, Jan. 24, at 5 p.m., answering calls about Camp William Penn. Paradis also is the narrator and historian behind Black Soldiers in Blue, a video documentary presented by Cheltenham Township Historical Commission. The documentary, about Camp William Penn and the United States Colored Troops (USCT) who trained there, was commissioned by Citizens for the Restoration of Historical La Mott. Following the video presentation, the audience can talk with Paradis, filmmaker Warren Bass, and re-enactors from the Third Regiment USCT. This special event is Thursday, Feb. 11, at 8 p.m. at Curtis Hall, 1250 W. Church Road, Wyncote, Pa. Admission is free and open to the public. Read more about Black History Month activities in Cheltenham Township.