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Washington, DC, July 17, 1998

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Mission Statement
An AfroAmerican Family Odyssey is the story of  Pvt. Ned Hopson, USCT, Paducah, Ky, February 1864. It is the celebration of  the DreamTeam aka Ned Hopson and Naomi Griffif Hopson. Their marriage occurred 3 May, 1869 which was 13years after, Pvt. Ned Hopson had answered the plea of Mr. Frederick Douglas/Emancipation Proclamation. He entered the military garrison at Padudah, KY. We are proud descendents and beneficiary of  this cherished legacy: They dared to dream and had to fight for the right to fight in the United States Colored Troops.