Black History Month Speaker at Cecil College Talks About Cecil Co. “United States Colored Troops” Feb. 23

NORTH EAST, Md. – In recognition of the 2011 Black History Month theme of “African Americans and the Civil War,” Eric F. Mease will conduct a free presentation about African Americans from Cecil County who fought in the Civil War at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 23, in Room 106 of the Technology Center on Cecil College’s North East campus.

Since his first visit to Colonial Williamsburg with his parents in the summer of 1962, Mease has had an interest in United States history. He earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Penn State University, a paralegal certificate from the University of Delaware, and a master’s in liberal studies from UD. His master’s thesis, “Black Civil War Patriots of Cecil County, Maryland,” reported on the African-American veterans of the Civil War who were related to Cecil County.

Mease began his career in broadcast journalism in Williamsport, Pa. and then moved to a station in Wilmington, Del. Since 1990, he has been a paralegal with the DuPont Company specializing in intellectual property litigation. Mease is a member of the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Historic Elk Landing Foundation, and Historical Society of Cecil County.

For more information, contact Laney Hoxter at 410-287-1043 or

Last Memorial Day, USCT Troops from Kent County were remembered during a program at a cemetery in Chestertown.


2 responses to “Black History Month Speaker at Cecil College Talks About Cecil Co. “United States Colored Troops” Feb. 23

  1. I would like to get in touch with Eric F. Mease about a presentation on USCT.
    May I please have his contact information?

    Thank you.

    • Hi!
      I can be reached at 302-773-3077 between 6:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. daily. Hope to speak with you soon?


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