By YASMINE LAASRAOUI
In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, the DuSable Museum of African American History will be holding a Civil War reenactment on Sunday, June 23. The event, “A Sight Unlike Any Other: The Civil War and the Colored Soldier,” will be taking place at the museum, 740 E. 56th Place, between noon and 5 p.m.
Hyde Parkers will have the opportunity to participate in “reconstructing what the times were like” during the Civil War period, according to Pemon Rami, director of Educational and Public Programming for the DuSable Museum. Serving as honorary “Commander of the Troops,” president of the Chicago Defender Charities Colonel Eugene Scott will give marching orders to kick-off the day’s festivities.
The free event will include performances based on abolitionist leader Frederick Douglass, President Abraham Lincoln and Underground Railroad “conductor” Harriet Tubman. Two battle reenactments between the Union and Confederate soldiers will also take place, as well as an evening screening of the 1989 film, “Glory.”
For more information, call 773-947-0600 ext. 290.