Hinsonville's Heroes
Wednesday, May 22, 2019  6:00 PM
Copeland Room, Delaware History Museum - Wilmington
New Directions in African American Heritage


Dr. Cheryl Renee GoochHinsonville’s Heroes: Black Civil War Soldiers of Chester County, Pennsylvania
Presentation and book signing by Dr. Cheryl Renée Cooch

Author Dr. Cheryl Renée Gooch will discuss her newest book which traces and interprets the lives of 18 men from Hinsonville, Pennsylvania, a free black community, who served in the war to end slavery, and their families’ efforts to ensure that they are remembered for their role in re-unifying this country. Two of these men were natives of Delaware.

Named for Emory Hinson, a black man who purchased the land, the former 19th century village of Hinsonville attracted both free and determined-to-be free people who championed religious freedom, higher education, land ownership and equal rights. Since its release, Hinsonville’s Heroes has maintained active interest among Civil War Round Table, general and academic audiences, and was featured on Pennsylvania Cable Network-TV’s PA Books.

Hinsonville’s Heros: Black Civil War Soldiers of Chester County, Pennsylvania will be available for purchase from the author. The presentation will be followed by a book signing.

Dr. Gooch is an academic leader, published scholar and active historical researcher. She served as historian and primary writer for the Delaware History Museum’s permanent exhibit, “Journey to Freedom” which chronicles the Black Delawarean experience from 1629 to the present. A Life member of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), she serves on the Executive Council, and is a member of the organization’s National Heritage Sites Committee which works with the National Park Service to expand inclusive interpretations of our country’s parks and sites.

FREE program

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FREE PARKING is available courtesy of Colonial Parking, Lot No. 50, Sixth and Shipley streets.


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