Giving Them Their Glory: First Kansas/US Colored Troops 79th Regiment

Nicka Smith
Apr 14, 2023
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Becoming the 1st Kansas
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About this webinar

Organized in August 1862, the First Kansas Colored Infantry was the first Black unit recruited in the North, the first to see and die in battle in the Civil War. Made up of both free and enslaved men, including those from the Five Tribes, its exploits were legendary. Yet, the lives of its rank and file outside of their service were prolific and unsung.

About the speaker

About the speaker

Nicka Smith is a professional photographer, speaker, host, and documentarian with more than 20 years of experience as a genealogist. She has extensive experience in African ancestored genealogy, revers
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  1. RW
    Rose Wiley
    1 year ago

    Excellent presentation, passionately delivered

  2. CC
    Carol Campbell
    1 year ago

    Excellent research. Very helpful to me as I research the 136th Inf USCT.

  3. VB
    Valma Burroughs
    1 year ago

    great timeline info before troop formed

  4. DW
    Delores Walters
    1 year ago

    Detailed, informative, well presented

  5. NC
    Nancy Cook
    1 year ago

    Awesome webinar !!!

  6. MS
    Marvin S. Robinson II
    1 year ago

    Thank you very much, this was so appreciated it’s difficult to do a tour or presentation without going through and over the Kansas Colored Union Army Volunteer Regiment with the Quindaro Ruins / Underground Railroad archaeological Pompeii of Kansas preservation /- restoration efforts. Absolutely PHENOMENAL. I hope this presentation will be made available to share to those who were unable to attend: what a great way make sure our nation continues to acknowledge the FIRST KANSAS COLORED UNION ARMY

  7. CG
    Cheryl Garnett
    1 year ago

    Excellent presentation. Nikka presented brand new information. It was rude for the facilitator to interrupt the presenter with a time check.

  8. PD
    Patrcia Diane Godinez
    1 year ago

    An excellent presentation. I love history and I enjoyed hearing all the things that led up to the soldiers in Kansas. I will definitely watch this again. I will even invite my next door neighbor over to see it with me. Thank you.


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