After the Dedication Day ceremony on November 19, history and Africana studies Professor Scott Hancock held a graveside salute to African American soldiers who served in the Civil War. This event was featured in the Gettysburg Times on November 20.
From the Gettysburg Times:
The African American's quest for equality is better 150 years after former President Abraham Lincoln's "Gettysburg Address," according to a Gettysburg College professor, but much work remains undone.
Dr. Scott Hancock, Professor of History and Africana Studies, spoke Tuesday at a graveside salute to veterans of the United States Colored Troops (USCT) in Gettysburg's Soldiers' National Cemetery, organized by local historian Debra McCauslin.