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Pittsburgh museum wants black fife-and-drug group

A Pittsburgh museum wants to form a black fife-and-drum corps to commemorate black Civil War soldiers and to teach young people about their role in history.
/ Source: PhillyBurbs.com

A Pittsburgh museum wants to form a black fife-and-drum corps to commemorate black Civil War soldiers and to teach young people about their role in history.The Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum wants black girls and boys to join the group which will perform in re-enactments commemorating the 6th Regiment U.S. Colored Troops, a black unit that fought for the Union.Students who join the group will attend weekend meetings to learn about the unit's history and learn to play an instrument.Once they're trained, the students will represent the museum in parades and ceremonies.The program is free with the museum providing uniforms, equipment and musical instruments.___Information from: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, http://pghtrib.com