Gen. Powell praises plans for first memorial honoring black Civil War GIs

September 1996
Jet;09/30/96, Vol. 90 Issue 20, p51
Details the September, 1996 dedication of a plaza to be built in memory of the blacks who fought in the Civil War. Plaza to be built in a black neighborhood of Washington, D.C.; The praise of retired General Colin Powell, who spoke at the ceremony; Other Afro-American events in Washington, D.C. in September.


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