The Cleveland Grays Unwritten History Series made possible with a grant from Cuyahoga Arts and Culture will present Anthony Gibbs: Freedom, Citizen, and Equality—The Story of the United States Colored Troops. Nearly 200,000 black soldiers fought for the Union during the Civil War. Full-participants in the war, these freedom fighters sought emancipation and their stories encompass a unique chapter in the American conflict. Mr. Gibbs reveals how these individuals impacted the American scene and differed from the thousands who fought and died during the Civil War. Mr. Gibbs is a graduate of OSU and has presented workshops and lectures for over 12 years. He is the founder and Creative Director of Black Historic Impressions (BHI). BHI is dedicated to the remembrance, appreciation, and exhibition of African American contributions throughout history. The Unwritten History Series is free and open to the public. All lectures are presented at Cleveland Grays Armory with a grant by Cuyahoga Arts and Culture. Doors open at 6 pm. Presentations begin at 7 pm. A cash bar is available and a fee-based dinner (6:30 pm) may be purchased with advance registration. Please contact 216-621-5938 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information regarding menu choices and costs associated with the dinner option. Pre-registration for all dinner attendees is required by Feb. 12, 2018.