Washington, DC, July 17, 1998
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.