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  • Black Regiment The Union
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    "We Went Down Standing Up" Glory is a movie about the fifty-fourth Massachusetts regiment in the civil war. This was the first all black regiment the Union ever allowed to fight. Throughout the movie one quote kept proving itself true, "We went down standing up". The members of the fifty-fourth proved that they wanted to go down standing up just by joining the army. However there were many situations that proved this further, as the film continued. During the regiment's training period a message...
  • Black Soldiers Of The Fifty Fourth Regiment
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    Mike Simmons African Studies Black Soldiers in the Civil War The true meanings of duty, courage, and commitment were exemplified by the story of the Fifty Fourth Massachusetts regiment in the Civil War and the characters in the film Glory. Throughout the many trials and tests of their dignity and bravery, these African-American soldiers prevailed indefinitely in a cause that they firmly believed in. Although the public scrutiny and criticisms that the organizers of the Fifty Fourth Massachusetts...
  • Troops Of Regiment Fifty Four
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    Glory is the story of the first black regiment to fight in the civil war. Under the name division fifty-four the courageous black troops voluntarily risked their lives for their country. The uneducated men trained hard to led the attack on South Carolina against the confederates at Fort Wagner, but were unsuccessful in there efforts The film portrays the courage and the struggle of the black soldiers, and how no matter how poorly they where treated the kept working harder and harder to gain resp...
  • Shaws Regiment
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    GLORY The movie Glory tells the history and the story of the 54th Massachusetts Infantry. It became the first black regiment to fight for the North in the Civil War. The Regiment was made up of black soldiers some were Northern freemen, some were escaped slaves. The leader was General Robert Gould Shaw, the son of Boston abolitionists. The men of the 54th Regiment proved themselves worthy of the freedom for which they fighting, and the respect of their fellow white soldiers. Glory is told mainly...
  • Black Union Regiment
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    On January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, freeing the slaves in the rebelling territories of the confederacy and authorizing Black enlistment in the Union Army. Since the beginning of the Civil War, free Black people in general, , were ready to fight on behalf of the Union, yet they were prevented from doing so. Popular racial stereotypes and discrimination against Blacks in the military contributed to the prevailing myth that Black men did not have the ...
  • Troops Of The 369th Regiment
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    Omar DuraniProf. Linden 04/07/05 Harlem HellfighersThe 369th Infantry Regiment otherwise known as the Harlem Hellfighters was the first all-black US combat unit that was shipped during WW I and was crucial in the WWII battles in Hawaii and Okinawa. These members who were skilled and very proud were shipped to Hawaii and protected the Hawaiian islands with antiaircraft from Japanese attack. William De Fossett was one of the main leaders of the 369th regiment, who joined it due to the regiments fa...
  • 54th Massachusetts The Fifty
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    African-American Troops in the Civil War: The 54th Massachusetts The Fifty-fourth Massachusetts was organized in early 1863 by Robert Gould Shaw, twenty-six year old member of a prominent Boston abolitionist family. Shaw had earlier served in the Seventh New York National Guard and the Second Massachusetts Infantry, and was appointed colonel of the Fifty-fourth in February 1863 by Massachusetts governor John A. Andrew. As one of the first black units organized in the northern states, the Fifty-f...
  • Black Troops
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    Anthony J. Mitchell Summer 2002 U.S. Since 1865 History 2063 AFRICAIN AMERICAINS IN WORLD WAR IBefore WORLD WAR I, military service represented a source of black pride. Black educators, clergymen, and the press frequently referred to Negro heroes of America's past wars. After the Civil War, the U. S, Army maintained four regular Negro regiments -the 9th and 10th Calvary and the 24th and 25th Infantry. These units included veterans of the civil war and the frontier Indian fighting regiments. Reti...
  • Battle The 54th Regiment Of Massachusetts
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    War, Training& Incentives To Fight "Glory" depicts a period in the American Civil War emphasizing on the war modus operandi and troop movement techniques. The film focuses on the first real African-American regiment, 54th of Massachusetts, and the way these soldiers are trained and prepared to fight. Even though they acquire a new status as soon as they enlist for battle, they still face prejudices and are discriminated against by the white men. They " re not trusted to be able to fight with the...
  • Hawkeye And Two Mohican Indians
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    As America has evolved from an untamed wilderness into a settled country what it has meant to be a man in America has also changed. The movies Last of the Mohicans, Jeremiah Johnson, and Glory each portray men in different areas and time periods in America. Mohican hunters and trappers in Last of the Mohicans, a mountain man in Jeremiah Johnson, and African-American civil war soldiers in Glory. The behavior of the protagonists in these movies illustrates what was expected from them and how they ...
  • Black Regiment
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    Glory is, without question, one of the best movies ever made about the American Civil War (a. k. a. "The War Between the States"). it is the way in which the filmmakers weave an impressively large historical tapestry without ever losing sight of the characters that make up the individual threads. Glory has important things to say, yet it does so without becoming pedantic. For the most part, the official history texts written about the Civil War ignore the participants of African Americans in the...

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