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The “Glory” Regiment Comes to African-American History Museum

By JON WILSON, Consulting Editor, TB Reporter

A documentary on the Civil War’s famed 54th Massachusetts Colored Infantry is narrated by Morgan Freeman.

ST. PETERSBURG — A film about the 54th Massachusetts, made famous in the movie Glory, will be shown Saturday (June 25) at the Carter G. Woodson Museum of African American History at 10 a.m.  The museum is at 2240 Ninth Ave. S. The program is being presented by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH).

The screening is free and ASALH will serve a free continental breakfast. Actor Morgan Freeman is narrator of the documentary.

The 54th Colored Infantry was among the first all-black enlisted units in the United States Army. The 1989 movie Glory focused on the 54th’s recruitment, training and gallant attack on an entrenched Confederate position. But there is much more to the 54th’s story. For example, the regiment performed heroically at the 1864 Battle of Olustee in Florida.

ASALH also welcomes new guests and members.

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