Marvin Greer - black history month

Historical interpreter featured during Black History Month at SCC Civil War program

Carneys Point Twp. — As part of Black History Month, Salem Community College will present, “The Civil War: A Soldier’s Tale” on Friday, February 24 at 9:30 a.m. The free, one-hour event will be held in the Sol and Jean Davidow Performing Arts Theatre, Davidow Hall, 460 Hollywood Ave., Carneys Point.

Historical interpreter Marvin Greer will portray a Black Horse Trooper from the American Civil War. Greer visits SCC from Colonial Williamsburg, where he supervises the historic Peyton Randolph House.

“Marvin’s first-person work in public history highlights an impressive host of talents that are sure to entertain and educate,” said Anthony Melita, a historian and SCC instructor who is organizing the event.

“The American Civil War defined us as a nation,” continued Melita. “It was a period — like all defining events — unique for its ability to dismiss impartiality, force opinions, and close ranks.”

The Black Horse Troop is praised by “for its daring exploits, and the valuable information and aid it rendered the Confederate commanders in some of the greatest engagements of the Civil War.”

Greer’s visit is sponsored by the SCC Institutional Diversity Committee.

For more information about the program, contact the SCC Public Relations Office at (856) 351-2602 or


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