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Students to Participate in Ceremony Honoring Black Civil War Veterans

Posted on 6/17/2010 3:57:48 PM

On Saturday, June 19, 2010, three IUP students will participate in a ceremony recognizing the contributions made by twelve black Civil War veterans who are buried in the Blairsville cemetery.

Dontez Burnett, Saye Zarwolo, and Maurice Palmer will attend the event as representatives of the Pennsylvania Civil War 150 project, an endeavor coordinated by the Pennsylvania Office on Tourism and underwritten by a grant from the National Park Service and the Appalachian Regional Commission.

The IUP student participation is being coordinated through the IUP Center for Northern Appalachian Studies.

For more information on the Blairsville observance, please read the Indiana Gazette article.