American Experience: The Massachusetts 54th Color
- Rated NR
- Genre: Special Interest-Documentary
- Release Date: 1/24/2006
For anyone who says the Civil War wasn’t about freeing the slaves, they should ask the brave men of the 54th Massachusetts. It was the first formal Army regiment of black soldiers. From free northern African-Americans to runaway slaves, this unit trained and fought fiercely in an effort to gain the freedom of all African-Americans. President Abraham Lincoln even cited the entire unit for valor. If you’ve seen the movie Glory and want the rest of the true story, watch this special program. 2004/color/56 min/NR/fullscreen.
|Run Time:||56 minutes|