Calobe Jackson, Jr., February 19, 2006
In response to the
Afrolumens article about John G.
William Nesbit and T. M. Chester had
a debate about Liberia at a local church circa 1857. As said, John G.
Chaplin and Vashon were members of Chester's committee for the Nov 14,
1865 parade of USCT, in Harrisburg. I think Nesbit was also in
attendance. The state is going to erect an historical marker to
commemorate this event.
Editor's note: The state historical marker mentioned by Calobe Jackson was to be unveiled during
the annual Black History Conference, to be held in Harrisburg May 5-6,
2006. Although state historical markers exist for T. Morris Chester, no marker for this event in particular was put up.