Descendants Homecoming Day also serves as the second anniversary of the installation of Boundless by Stephen Hayes. The contemporary monument pulls from its current story tellers as much as it does from its historical narratives. Long before the statue was erected on our grounds, the descendants of the USCT soldiers who fought during the Wilmington Campaign held and told these stories in their respective communities. This November 11th we will honor the men of the USCT through their continued family legacies. Join us for a day of fellowship through storytelling, music, reenactment and more.
FREE Community Day
10 AM-5 PM Living History and USCT Reenactors on the Grounds
10-11:30 AM Family Activities
11-11:30 AM USCT Reenactor Clark Morgan of the Ohio 5th Speaks at Boundless
Clark Morgan aka Sgt Maj Milton Murray is a Civil War historian and presenter for the past 20 years focusing on the 5th USCT. He and other members (of the reorganized 5th) travel the country telling the untold stories of these great men of valor. Not just the military activities but other aspects of African Americans life in the mid-19th century.
11 AM-12 PM Spanish Language Tour
12 PM Gospel Selection by Dr. Andrena Evans, USCT Descendant
12:30 PM Premiere of a new short film chronicling the oral histories of USCT descendants, by filmmaker Adam Alphin
1:30 PM Lecture by Dr. Sherwin Bryant, Associate Professor of African American Studies and History, and Director of the Center for African American History at North Western University
3 PM Tour of Boundless and the PNC USCT Park with Daniel Jones, CAM Cultural Curator
1 PM DREAMS Theatre of Wilmington Performance of Fighting for Freedom
Free with museum admission
Director Lesa Broadhead, leads her ensemble of youth dancers to perform a dance, specially choreographed in response to the Boundless statue, Fighting for Freedom.
CAM Community Day is presented in part by