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  • Black Regiment The Union
    712 words
    "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...
  • Foot Lead By Shaw
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    Robert Gould Shaw was a son of wealthy Boston abolitionists. At 23 he enlisted to fight in the war between the states. The movie opens by Robert reading one of many letters he writes home. He is captain of 100 Union soldiers most of whom are older than himself. He speaks of the spirit of his men and how they are enthusiastic about fighting for their country just like the men in The Revolutionary war only this time they were fighting to give blacks freedom and to live in a United country where al...
  • Buffalo Soldiers Museum
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    Buffalo Soldiers The Buffalo Soldiers Museum has been opened approximately for 4 years now. The purpose of the museum is to explain the history and outstanding contributions the buffalo soldiers have made for the United States of America. The Buffalo Soldiers represented the first black professional solders in a peacetime army. The recruits came from several backgrounds including former slaves and veterans from service in the Civil War. These African Americans have served proudly in every great ...
  • Black Soldiers In The Armies
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    1775-1900: The History of the Buffalo Soldier Throughout American history, Afro-Americans have had to decide whether they belonged in the United States or if they should go elsewhere. Slavery, no doubt, had a great impact upon their decisions. However, despite their troubles African Americans have made a grand contribution and a great impact on our armed forces since the Revolutionary War. The Afro-American has fought against its country's wars, and they have also fought the war within their cou...
  • 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...
  • Battle Of Fort Wagner
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    Glory Essay The Civil War was a great event in everyone's life. Especially in the lives of the African Americans. We saw how they were forced into slavery and the hardships and torture that these men and women went through. However, we cannot go through what these brave men and women went through. In this film, "Glory", these former slaves and fugitives combine their forces with those who did them wrong, the "white" men, to fight for their country. However, these men are deprived of supplies a s...
  • 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...
  • Respect From Other Soldiers In The Army
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    I believe Robert held very high standards for his soldiers even though they were black. He treats them with dignity and equal respect as would be given to the soldiers who are white. He gives them a sense of humanity and dignity as if they belong there and are just as willing, competent, and capable of being good soldiers. By treating them with this respect they fight for a different reason other than because they have to, rather because they must meet the standards presented by their leader by ...
  • North's Use Of Black Soldiers
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    'They [Black soldiers] will turn and run at the first sight of the enemy!' (Emilio 10) This is just a small example of the doubt and hatred that was bestowed on the African American soldiers. However, during the war, they proved themselves to be brave and courageous men on and off the battlefield on many occasions. Despite deep prejudices and harsh criticisms from the white society, these men were true champions of patriotism. The cause of the Civil War was tension between the North and the Sout...
  • 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 ...
  • Black Union Soldiers
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    The Fight for Equal Rights: Black Soldiers in the Civil War Historical Background Once let the black man get upon his person the brass letter, U.S., let him get an eagle on his button, and a musket on his shoulder and bullets in his pocket, there is no power on earth that can deny that he has earned the right to citizenship. -Frederick Douglass The issues of emancipation and military service were intertwined from the onset of the Civil War. News from Fort Sumter set off a rush by free black men ...
  • 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...
  • Battles Without Black Soldiers
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    The Black Soldiers All through our country's history, African Americans have had to choose whether they were meant to live in the States or if they should go live somewhere else. Slavery without a doubt had a strong impact on their decisions. Despite the troubles African Americans have had, they made a great contribution and a very big impact on our military and armed forces since the Revolutionary War. The black man has fought against his country's wars, and he has also fought the war with thei...
  • Blacks In The Union Army
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    During the Seventeenth, Eighteenth and part of the Nineteenth Century the White people of North America used theBlack people of Africa as slaves to benefit their interests. White people created a climate of superiority of their race over the Black African race that in some places, still lingers on today. The American Civil War however, was a key turning point for theBlack African race. Through their actions and the political actions of President Lincoln and his administration, Black Africans set...
  • Days Past Colonel Shaw
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    Dear Natalie, I have past trough hell blindfolded and survived the war on Fort Wagner in July 1864. All the challenges given to me were arduous and brutal. Nothing compares to this, put every time I think about you it makes it go away. When I think about you memories reminisce in my head. As you know by know I had become a volunteered for the Union army in Boston, Massachusetts in November 1862. My squad was the 54 Massachusetts Regiment. Life in the camp was grueling and painful it was not a da...
  • Importance Of Black Soldiers
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    The foundation for black participation in the Civil War began more than a hundred years before the outbreak of the war. Blacks in America had been in bondage since early colonial times. In 1776, when Jefferson proclaimed mankind's inalienable right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, the institution of slavery had become firmly established in America. Blacks worked in the tobacco fields of Virginia, in the rice fields of South Carolina, and toiled in small farms and shops in the Nort...
  • Union Navy About 180000 African Americans
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    While the United States was beginning to develop, conflict between the individual states was the cause for division among America in 1861. When several of the Southern states broke away from the Union the Civil War was starting to fuel. From there one of the most bloody wars in American history took place when the Confederates fired on Fort Sumter, the Federal military base in South Carolina. Through all of the battles and deaths, one of the greater aspects of the war was the courage and involve...
  • 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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