Dr. Paradis Presents on Role of Black Troops in Civil War at La Mott Community Center

By Purnell T. Cropper | February 16, 2015

On Sunday, Feb. 22, Civil War expert and Adjunct Professor of History Dr. James Paradis presented “1865 The Union Is Saved” at the La Mott Community Center and Free Library. Dr. Paradis spoke on the role of the United States Colored Troops (USCT) in the Civil War and the war’s aftermath on USCT veterans who trained at Camp William Penn in what is now Cheltenham Township. The event also featured musicians and USCT re-enactors.