Attend this free talk by Asa Gordon, founder and executive director of the Douglass Institute of Government (DIG). This program will be at at John Wesley Church (40125 Bond Street Waterford, VA) February 17, 2018 at 3:30. Parking is available at the Old School at 40222 Fairfax Street Waterford, VA.
This presentation will focus on the impact of the advocacy of Black Civil War veterans, Freedmen and their White congressional allies in the post civil war reconstitution of the nation in alignment with the nation’s founding DECLARATION. The presentation is inspired by, and will hi-light new prototype exhibits that will be featured at the African American Civil War Museum (Wash. DC).
“… they have demonstrated in blood their RIGHT TO THE BALLOT, which is but the humane protection of the flag they have so fearlessly defended.” – Abraham LincolnAsa Gordon, brief bio:Founder and executive director of the Douglass Institute of Government (DIG). Secretary-General of the Sons & Daughters of the United States Colored Troops (S&DUSCT). The S&DUSCT is chartered by the African American Civil War Memorial Freedom Foundation. Recipient of the National Civil Rights Conference (NCRC) Civil Rights and Social Justice Award in recognition of advocacy of the voting rights legacy of the United States Colored Troops. Keynote speaker and Presenter at the NCRC in Meridian and Philadelphia, Mississippi 2016, 2018. Chair of the DC Statehood Green Party Electoral College Task Force. Social activism spans from civil actions in regards to democratizing the Electoral College, constitutional penalty for voter disfranchisement, 14th Amendment right to vote provision, to addressing neo-confederate culture in American politics. Retired NASA Astrodynamicist, published in international scientific journals. Research has been employed by private industry, both domestically and abroad for tracking satellites in space. Served two terms as President of the Goddard Engineers, Scientists and Technicians Association (GESTA). Referenced in Ivan Van Sertima’s “Blacks in Science – Ancient and Modern.”