[act-ma] Fri 8/17 Film showing "Glory": the Revolutionary History of US Civil War

Boston Militant Labor Forum bostonmlf at yahoo.com
Wed Aug 15 16:06:34 PDT 2007


The Militant Labor Forum presents:  “Glory”  
  Award winning film about the US Civil War followed by discussion
   
              Released in 1989, Glory centers on an important chapter in the U.S. Civil War – the introduction of regiments composed of African-American soldiers to combat on the battlefield against the Confederacy.
              On January 6, 1863 -- just five days after President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation –– the U.S. Secretary of War authorized the Governor of Massachusetts to raise two combat regiments of African-American soldiers.
              These were the 54th and 55th Negro regiments – the first regularly authorized Regiments of African-American soldiers of the war.
              Following Massachusetts similar regiments were raised in other states, placing onto the battlefield soldiers motivated not only by a deep desire to preserve the Union, but also by a deep hatred of the system of chattel slavery, under which many had suffered before escaping to the North.
  Come view this inspiring film and discuss how the deeds depicted in it helped shape the outcome of the Second American Revolution.
   
  Friday, August 17, 7:30 PM  Militant Labor Forum Hall  13 Bennington Street, 2nd Floor, East Boston   
  Suggested donation: $5 film  Traducción inglés-español / español-inglés   
  For more information call 617-569-9169  e-mail: bostonmlf at yahoo.com
   
  T Blue Line to Maverick Station, bus or walk 5 blocks down Meridian to Bennington at Liberty Plaza 
   
  Visit themilitant.com and pathfinderpress.com websites for news, analysis, books, and pamphlets
   

       
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