“Lest We Forget: Black Soldiers in the Civil War”by Jeff O’Den is a fastpaced presentation with video, questions, answers and follow-up comments. Note: men as well as women and children, 4th graders and up will enjoy this revealing and fascinating journey through Civil War history. Note, if time permits, Jeff has a few interesting experiences to share about the research, producing and filming aspects of his work, which make this topic an outstanding presentation. Program length: 45-minutes plus Q & A, includes an exciting 36 minute video. Note: Equipment needed: projector, speakers, screen or large TV set. Laptop provided by speaker.
“The Civil War: A Forlorn Hope” by Jeff O’Den
The Civil War, personalized from both sides, is the emphasis of this program. If you’re interested in untold personal stories of the Civil War, you won’t want to miss this lecture and video presentation. This multi-media presentation also briefly explores the early history of Blacks in American from 1619 to1865. With the upcoming 150th anniversary of the American Civil War starting in 2011, Jeff, an Emmy-nominated producer spent the last five-years researching the Library of Congress, the National Archives and other reliable sources for developing unknown and untold true stories of notable contributions by Black Americans during the Civil War. This presentation also includes interviews with scholars, historians and professional (in-character) Civil War re-enactors with intriguing stories and portrayals that make this program truly unique. “The Civil War: A Forlorn Hope” is a fast-paced presentation with video, questions, answers and follow-up comments. Note: men, as well as women and children – 4th graders and up, will enjoy this fascinating docudrama about the Civil War. Program Length: 60-minutes plus Q & A. Note: Equipment needed: projector, speakers, screen or large TV set. Laptop provided by speaker