Press Coverage

This is a presentation of the press coverage that the Natchez U.S. Colored Troops Monument Committee has received for the proposed monument project. Coverage has been provided by newspapers, radio, bloggers, and online news organizations. Stories about the project are also being shared as video on YouTube.

NEWSPAPERS AND RADIO

Community meeting with chosen designer of U.S. Colored Troops monument set for Oct. 4
September 14, 2022
By Roscoe Barnes
Special to The Natchez Democrat

U.S. Colored Troops monument committee chooses designer
August 25, 2022
By Jan Griffey
The Natchez Democrat

The Bluff City Post: Natchez Bluff at Madison and Broadway Selected as Site for Natchez U.S. Colored Troops Monument
March 25 – April 8, 2022
Roscoe Barnes
The Bluff City Post

Concordia Sentinel: Site Selected for Natchez U.S. Colored Troops Monument
Wednesday, March 16, 2022
Concordia Sentinel

Alcorn celebrates Black History Month with program on Natchez U.S. Colored Troops
Published Monday, March 14, 2022
By Staff Reports
The Natchez Democrat

Bluff site selected for U.S. Colored Troops Monument
Published Friday, March 11, 2022
By Jan Griffey
The Natchez Democrat

SWMCCL Presents From Slavery to Freedom: The Story of the Natchez U.S. Colored Troops
February 27, 2022
By Inesha Jackson
ASU Campus Chronicle

The Bluff City Post: Natchez U.S. Colored Troops (USCT) Monument Project Garners National Attention for Black History Month 2022
February 11 – 25, 2022
Deborah Fountain

Opinion: American heroes -- Dr. King and the U.S. Colored Troops
Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022
Essay by Natchez Mayor Dan Gibson
The Natchez Democrat

News of Natchez USCT Monument Website Featured in The Woodville Republican
Monday, Dec. 27, 2021
The Woodville Republican

Concordia Sentinel: Wreaths Across America: Presentation a First for Civil War Servicemen
Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2021
Concordia Sentinel

Natchez U.S. Colored Troops honored in Wreaths Across America Ceremony
Monday, Dec. 20, 2021
The Natchez Democrat

U.S. Colored Troops In Natchez Now Acknowledged, May Soon Have Monument
By Aliyah Veal
Nov. 23, 2021

Colored Troops monument committee narrows potential sites to eight
Friday, Nov. 12, 2021
By Jan Griffey

Eight Natchez sites considered for Black Union soldiers monument
/ ListenUpYall.com
John Mott Coffey
Nov. 11, 2021

Roscoe Barnes III and Robert Pernell discuss the community meeting on the Natchez U.S. Colored Troops Monument project
/ ListenUpYall.com Rosco on the Radio
Nov. 10, 2021

Community input sought Nov. 10 for U.S. Colored Troops Monument
Friday, Oct. 22, 2021
By Jan Griffey

The Natchez Democrat: Natchez Monument Committee offers tips for identifying descendants of U.S. Colored Troops
By Roscoe Barnes
SPECIAL TO THE NATCHEZ DEMOCRAT
Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021

Natchez Monument Committee looking to identify descendants of U.S. Colored Troops
By Roscoe Barnes III
Special to the Democrat
Wednesday, July 14, 2021

From the Mayor’s Desk: It’s time we honor our U.S. Colored Troops
By Mayor Dan Gibson
Thursday, April 8, 2021

U.S. Colored Troops monument proposed for Natchez Memorial Park
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
By Sabrina Simms Robertson


VIDEO PRESENTATIONS

Natchez Bluff at Madison and Broadway Selected as Site for Natchez U.S. Colored Troops Monument
Board of Aldermen meeting on Friday, March 11, 2022

Alcorn State University Celebrates Black History Month 2022 with Program on Natchez U.S. Colored Troops
Alcorn State University Celebrates Black History Month 2022 with Program on Natchez U.S. Colored Troops
Monday, March 7, 2022

Forks of the Road: 2nd largest domestic slave market in the Deep South
Published: Feb. 14, 2022
WLBT Channel 3
By Patrice Clark

Creating the Memorial for the USCT of Natchez, MS w/Deborah Fountain
Sunday, Jan. 30, 2022
Genealogy Adventures Live

Natchez U.S. Colored Troops Honored in Wreaths Across America Ceremony
Friday, Dec. 17, 2021
Roscoe Reporting

Volunteers decorate graves of Unknown Soldiers, US Colored Troops at Natchez National Cemetery
Friday, Dec. 17, 2021
By Hunter Cloud
The Natchez Democrat

Updates on Natchez U.S. Colored Troops Monument Project at Chamber Friday Forum (Dec. 3, 2021)
Dec 13, 2021

Robert Pernell Reports on Natchez U.S. Colored Troops Monument Project
Nov 24, 2021

Today's Public Meeting on Natchez U.S. Colored Troops Monument Project
Nov. 10, 2021

Announcement: Community Meeting for Natchez U.S. Colored Troops Monument Project
Nov. 8, 2021

Natchez Renewal Radio! WTYJ the BEAT!
Nov. 9, 2021
At the 5:05 minute mark, Natchez Mayor Dan Gibson discusses the community meeting on the Natchez U.S. Colored Troops Monument project set for 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021, at the Natchez Convention Center.


BLOGS

Community Meeting Announced for Natchez U.S. Colored Troops Monument Project
September 23, 2022
Roscoe Barnes Media

Mississippi Native Thomas J. Warren Picked to Design Natchez U.S. Colored Troops Monument
August 29, 2022
Roscoe Reporting

Guest Speakers for Natchez Kiwanis Club
Tuesday, July 12, 2022
Roscoe Reporting

Natchez USCT Monument Committee Issues Official ‘Request for Qualifications and Proposal’
Thursday, May 12, 2022
Roscoe Reporting

The Dixon Makes Donation to Natchez USCT Monument Project
Monday, May 2, 2022
Roscoe Reporting

Alcorn State University Celebrates Black History Month with Program on Natchez U.S. Colored Troops
Monday, March 7, 2022
Roscoe Reporting

Natchez USCT Monument Committee Launches Official Website
Friday, Dec. 17, 2021
Roscoe Reporting

Natchez Miss. Considers New Monument to USCT Who Protected City From Confederate Attacks
By Patrick Young
The Reconstruction Era
Nov. 28, 2021

Letter of Thanks to Our Local Community
By Robert Pernell
Chairman, Natchez U.S. Colored Troops Monument Committee
Roscoe Reporting
Nov. 19, 2021

Promotional Flyer for 'Natchez U.S. Colored Troops Monument' Meeting
Oct. 28, 2021
Roscoe Reporting

Natchez Plans to Honor USCT
Oct. 26, 2021
Visit Napac

Radio Visit for Interview on Natchez U.S. Colored Troops Monument Project
Oct. 1, 2021
Roscoe Reporting