The actions of Mallory, Baker, Townsend, and Butler in addition to the thousands of formerly enslaved men, women, and children seeking emancipation transformed the Civil War from a conflict between the states into a struggle for freedom. In this History Talk Kevin Bryant, Park Ranger at Capital Parks East, will discuss Frederick Douglass and the development and recruitment of the United States Colored Troops.
Kevin Bryant is a Park Ranger at the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site in Washington, D.C. He has worked for the National Park Service for seven years, spending the last five at the Douglass Home. A native of Illinois, Kevin holds two Master’s Degrees and is a frequent guest on documentaries, podcasts, and all things related to Frederick Douglass.
ELC, Virtual (Zoom)