Friday, November 23, 2012

The Massachusetts 54th Colored Infantry

The Massachusetts 54th Colored Infantry
NR 56 minutes

Narrated by Morgan Freeman and peppered with historical tintypes and expert commentary, this documentary tells the story of the Massachusetts 54th Colored Infantry, the first all-black Union regiment depicted in the multiple Oscar-winning film Glory. The 54th was given the most dangerous assignments, and they fought valiantly to prove to the commanders and the rest of the country that black Americans had what it took to be first-class soldiers.

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